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Functional Life Skills and Career Education for At-Risk Youth: A Grant Proposal
by Trujillo, Lorinda Fern, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2019, 54; 13858766
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source for a grant to create a facilitator position for a life skills and career education program for at-risk youth who are enrolled in an alternative education high school program.

Good decision-making and employable skills are critical for successful and sustainable independent living. Having goals and a sense of future direction should be a primary focus for alternative education instructors and child welfare professionals who work with at-risk youth transitioning toward independent living. Many are not ready for self-sufficiency without better preparation for higher education, trade school, career training, or a caring adult. Guidance in the areas of educational or vocational training, career readiness, and functional living skills are instrumental for an at-risk youth’s success in reaching goals, fulfilling dreams, and becoming contributing members of society.

This project includes a potential funding source, budget, time line, and a recommendation for advocacy. Submission for funding was not a requirement for this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Potts, Marilyn
Commitee: Wilson, Steve, Mayers Pasztor, Eileen
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Developmental psychology, Secondary education, Education finance
Keywords: at-risk youth, Life Skills
Publication Number: 13858766
ISBN: 9781085558396
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