Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:30 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

The Youth Cohort Challenge – What Does It Take to Effectively Engage and Retain Out-of-School Youth Throughout the Program Lifespan?


This cohort launched to popular demand in November 2017. Its’ mission was to unpack out-of-school youth (OSY) engagement and retention, and develop solutions that the field will want. To achieve this goal, six sessions were held between February and May 2018, and the cohort teams shared their challenges. They also presented their own community models and partnered with representatives from other teams to work on common challenges in serving youth. Teams examined and developed resources in the following areas: Empowering Youth as Active Participants; Using Technology in Innovative Ways through Programming; and Recruitment, Marketing, and Outreach Strategies.

Join this webinar and hear about the cohort. Learn what they developed, and how your program can benefit from the cohort’s work.


Sara Hastings, Youth Policy and Performance Unit Lead, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Lisa Dieterle, Federal Project Officer, Region V WIOA Youth Program Lead, US DOLETA


Amy Landesman, Consultant, Maher & Maher

Matt Musante, Analyst, Maher & Maher

Norman Albances, Program Administrator, Orange County Development Board, OC Community Services - Community Investment Division


Yolanda ScottProgram Manager-Youth Services, Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board