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Expanding and Financing Education Options

 for Struggling Students and Out-of-School Youth

The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is helping states, local communities, and education systems to serve struggling students and out-of-school youth.

State Profiles

NYEC's Financing Alternative Education Pathways:  Profiles and Policy (2005) highlights alternative education schools and programs access state and local education funds in Wisconsin, Oregon, Ohio, Arizona, New York, Texas, Virginia, California and Illinois. Funding Alternative Education Pathways: A Review of the Literature  examines how alternative education pathways are funded. NYEC continues to examine the financing of alternative education pathways and is currently completing profiles of four additional states.

Click on a link below to download a PDF version of the full report or the Executive Summary:


In 2008, NYEC will host cross-site workshops for local and state leaders interested in developing community expertise and capacity to increase options for struggling students and out-of-school youth.  National and state forums and institutes with "advanced" state-community teams as well as national experts will allow participants to learn about effective policies and practices supporting the expansion of education options. NYEC will document lessons learned from these sessions to inform policy, as well as local, state, and federal policymakers and leaders seeking to expand options for high school-aged youth.

For more information please contact Nancy Martin, Director, Capacity Building Initiatives, or Mala B. Thakur, Executive Director,