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Building a future: Interim impact findings from the YouthBuild evaluation

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:44
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Individual Author: 
Miller, Cynthia
Millenky, Megan
Schwartz, Lisa
Goble, Lisbeth
Stein, Jillian
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Place Published: 
New York, NY
Published Date: 
November 2016
Published Date (Text): 
November 2016
Year: 
2016
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Abstract: 

Young people have been hit especially hard by changes in the labor market over the past decades. Unemployment among 16- to 24-year-olds increased the most of any age group during the recent recession, and remains more than double that among older adults. The unemployment rate is especially high for young people without high school diplomas. YouthBuild is one program that attempts to help this group, serving over 10,000 of them each year at over 250 organizations nationwide. Each organization provides construction-related or other vocational training, educational services, counseling, and leadership-development opportunities to low-income young people ages 16 to 24 who did not complete high school.

YouthBuild is being evaluated using a randomized controlled trial, in which eligible young people at participating programs were assigned either to a program group, invited to enroll in YouthBuild, or to a control group, referred to other services in the community. The evaluation includes 75 programs across the country funded by the U.S. Department of Labor or the Corporation for National and Community Service and nearly 4,000 young people who enrolled in the study between 2011 and 2013. This report, the second in the evaluation, presents the program’s effects on young people through two and a half years. (Author abstract)

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