In today’s economy students need a well-rounded education, soft skills, mentoring, and internships that will prepare them for postsecondary education and entering the workforce. Based on research and experience, it is clear far too many students lack motivation in school, connections to potential mentors, and the know how to seek opportunities in their communities.

Community outreach and recruitment are of primary importance to solving these barriers. Your Youth CareerConnect (YCC) program and its participants benefit from partnerships, collaborations and support with a wide range of entities including the general public. 

This document provides tips and strategies to assist you in these efforts.