New Skills for Youth Innovation Sites 2019 Snapshot: Summary Report of 10 Global Investments

Launched in 2016, JPMorgan Chase & Co. New Skills for Youth (NSFY) is a $75 million, five-year global initiative aimed at transforming how cities and states ensure that young people are career ready. The local investments from across the world - Innovations Sites - aim to identify and implement the most promising ideas in career education, with a special focus on communities with the greatest needs.

Advance CTE published snapshots of 10 of the NSFY innovation sites- five city-based sites in the United States, along with initiatives in various communities or regions of China, India, South Africa, Southeast Asia and the United Kingdom. This summary report highlights noteworthy, cross-cutting strategies from these 10 sites:

  • Engaging cross-sector partners to work collaboratively toward a shared vision;
  • Intentionally focusing on addressing equity, expanding access and removing barriers to success;
  • Building will and shifting stakeholders mindsets;
  • Grounding interventions and strategies in data; and
  • Planning for scale and sustainability at the outset.

To learn more about the NSFY Innovation Sites, visit the NSFY Innovation Sites Snapshots series page.

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October 2019