New Skills for Youth Innovation Sites 2019 Snapshot: Detroit, Michigan

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.

In Michigan, the Detroit NSFY Innovation Site creates opportunities for youth to gain real-world skills through the Linked Learning Detroit initiative. Linked Learning programming combines rigorous academic coursework, Career Technical Education (CTE), work-based learning experiences and comprehensive support services. This snapshot profiles the work the United Way of Southeastern Michigan is doing to leverage Linked Learning to support learners in their college and career goals. 

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

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August 2019