Designing quality programs that promote hope, purpose and future readiness among high need, high risk youth: recommendations for shifting perspective and practice
Park, Chong M.
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Citation (published version)Vernon Solberg, Chong M Park, Gloria Marsay. 2020. "Designing Quality Programs That Promote Hope, Purpose and Future Readiness Among High Need, High Risk Youth: Recommendations For Shifting Perspective And Practice.." Journal of Career Assessment, https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072720938646
This paper uses a social justice perspective to recommend a number of program design strategies for improving high need, high risk youth access to quality education, career and workforce development. Globally, high need, high risk youth refer to the estimated 500 million youth who live on less than $2 per day, the estimated 600 million youth who are not in school, not employed, and not in training (i.e., NEET or Opportunity Youth). The recommendations are framed using a number of U.N. Sustainable Development Goals with the central aim being to increase access to decent work.