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A crucial part of the design process is learning from the work of others. Exploring what has worked in the past can help us identify best practices, build on existing successes and forge new solutions going forward.

A crucial part of the design process is learning from the work of others. Exploring what has worked in the past can help us identify best practices, build on existing successes and forge new solutions going forward.
  • Can you think of model programs, organizations or approaches that might serve as inspiration? 
  • What are some examples in which  businesses, governments, educational institutions, foundations and/or young people have created new pathways for youth employment, whether on their own or by working together?

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According to the Missouri Department of Education and Secondary Education's website, roughly 250,000 Missouri high school students and adults participated in career education training programs. These programs were made available through partnerships

According to the Missouri Department of Education and Secondary Education's website, roughly 250,000 Missouri high school students and adults participated in career education training programs. These programs were made available through partnerships

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MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). The MOOC scene may have its fair share of skeptics, and rightfully so. When MOOCs are used as competition or even heavy supplement to university learning

MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course). The MOOC scene may have its fair share of skeptics, and rightfully so. When MOOCs are used as competition or even heavy supplement to university learning

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Ray Charles talks about his mentor:

"From time to time, I'd start hittin' the keys with my whole fists and finally he would say to me, "Look kid, you don't hit the keys with your whole fist like this (demonstrates), if you like music so much," and

Ray Charles talks about his mentor: "From time to time, I'd start hittin' the keys with my whole fists and finally he would say to me, "Look kid, you don't hit the keys with your whole fist like this (demonstrates), if you like music so much," and

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A few very inspiring organizations are supporting the potential for using the "gap year" as a "bridge year," creating programs that help to build experience, connect with new opportunities, work on projects, build a business, and explore future paths

A few very inspiring organizations are supporting the potential for using the "gap year" as a "bridge year," creating programs that help to build experience, connect with new opportunities, work on projects, build a business, and explore future paths

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UN-Habitat is a United Nations program. One of UN-Habitat's many urban initiatives is the "Urban Youth Fund." "The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund makes grants for and develops the capacity of urban youth-led organizations implementing community projects

UN-Habitat is a United Nations program. One of UN-Habitat's many urban initiatives is the "Urban Youth Fund." "The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund makes grants for and develops the capacity of urban youth-led organizations implementing community projects

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“There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.”
— Kurt Hahn, Founder

Inspired by Anne-Laure’s post “Need a Job, Invent it!” I realized there was one progr

“There is more to us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” — Kurt Hahn, Founder Inspired by Anne-Laure’s post “Need a Job, Invent it!” I realized there was one progr

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Creating alternate ways to contribute to causes and organizations can help students with easy entry into trying new things, building work experience and advancing something they care about in a way that better matches with their unique skills and int

Creating alternate ways to contribute to causes and organizations can help students with easy entry into trying new things, building work experience and advancing something they care about in a way that better matches with their unique skills and int

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