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New publication highlights programs that have helped young people complete high school, prepared for postsecondary education and

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American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) |

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) recently released Success at Every Step: How 23 Programs Support Youth on the Path to College and Beyond. This publication identifies programs that have been proven to help young people successfully complete high school and be prepared for success in postsecondary education and careers, based on the results of recent, high-quality evaluations.

Several Alliance partners — Diploma Plus, Communities in Schools, KIPP Foundation, and Citizen Schools — were identified as in the group of 23 effective programs that address the critical imperative to improve the college- and career-preparation of all youth.

The programs in this compendium increase the number of young people who graduate from high school prepared to make informed decisions about education and who experience success in college and employment. The evaluations found a wide range of positive outcomes, which can be organized into the categories of secondary-level academic outcomes, planning for college and careers, postsecondary academic outcomes, career-related outcomes and developing personal resources.

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policy leaders, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels.

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