Increase and expand wraparound services and community school programs in K-12.
Align community partners to identify and coordinate resources to serve opportunity youth. Create a resource directory.
Be proactive in identifying and supporting Opportunity Youth earlier.
Implement a screening process that can be done in middle and high schools as well as through career training programs, the courts, and colleges to identify Opportunity Youth, their needs, and the barriers they experience. Integrate this screening into other screenings that exist. Use attendance data to better track and be able to quickly identify students at risk of stopping out.
Remove barriers to traditional pathways and ensure that alternative pathways exist and are available to these young adults.
Allow students to re-enter education more easily. Provide grants and financial aid to support their re-engagement.