Improve readiness for and access to college and/or jobs for transition-aged youth.
Actions to help achieve this outcome
1. Convene County agencies, advocates, and other partners to develop a Countywide plan to improve access to education and employment opportunities for transition-aged youth.
2. Identify new goals to meet the unique needs of this population, starting engagement and service delivery as young as possible.
3. Work with Community and Senior Services (CSS) and other partners, such as those involved in the Los Angeles Performance Partnership Pilot (P3), on County program coordination and service integration in order to more robustly and seamlessly deliver education, workforce, and social services to disconnected youth.
4. Support partners, including the Alliance for Children's Rights' "Opportunity Youth Collaborative," by helping bring together public agencies, nonprofit organizations, educational systems, and employers to coordinate services, as well as align strategies to improve access to education and employment opportunities for transition-aged youth in Los Angeles.
5. Work collectively with partners, such as DMH, to improve policies and resolve barriers that impact the ability of transition-aged youth to benefit from education and employment opportunities.
6. Work with partners (including 2- and 4-year colleges) to educate transition-aged youth about the possibilities for support in preparing for, getting into, and paying for college.
7. Work with partners to improve access to college counseling.