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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Entrepreneurship, School to work
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Create Networks of Privilege to Help HS Graduates
The full title of this article is Alleyne: Creating Career and Technical Education Programs in High Schools Isn’t Enough. We Must Also Create Networks of Privilege to Help Graduates Access These Good-Paying Careers. Author shows strategies that expand social capital and link youth to job and career opportunities.

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Internship programs of NAF Career Labs
From the web site: "NAF Future Ready Labs are a solution to company talent development needs. By partnering with NAF and investing in paid internships, businesses benefit from the completion of meaningful work while developing a highly skilled and diverse talent pipeline."

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Kidpreneurs - Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs
The web site and its blog articles show stories of youth entrepreneurs that might inspire others to take a similar journey.

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National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship - Chicago Office
From web site: "Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Chicago Metro office provides schools and partners across the region the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship." This is part of a national organization.

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Virtual Enterprises International - in-School Global Business Simulation
From the web site: "VE provides a solution for schools to offer all students meaningful skills-based career experiences. Through our hands-on, task-based curricula, students test drive potential careers and develop in-demand skills and competencies that post-secondary institutions and employers are seeking. By managing the day-to-day operations of a company, students not only develop business skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, they also identify career pathways that align with their interests, talents, and aspirations."

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Case for Youth Apprentice Programs
This "The Case for Expanding Youth Apprenticeships" is an article on The Century Foundation blog.

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Creativity, Social Benefit and Job Creation in Ontario - pdf
This is a 2009 working paper by Andrea Baldwin, from the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility on why it is essential that the Ontario government needs to invest in social entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

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Education and Employers Task Force - UK
From the web site: "The Taskforce vision is to ensure that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide its young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential and so to secure the UK's future prosperity."

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Entrepreneurship Education Resource Site
This web page is for teachers, instructors, youth leaders, program developers and others who help students of all ages find their own entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Fuqua's CASE Center - Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
From the web site: "A research and education center based at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise."

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ICATT Youth Apprentice Program - Chicago
From the web site: "ICATT is an innovative and industry-led approach to education. Benchmarked on the German Dual Education System, this program is an educational model developed in conjunction with technology leaders. ICATT combines practice, theory and work to train a globally competitive workforce. Companies get a tailored training program, greater employee loyalty and access to a high quality candidate pool. Apprentices profit from earning an Associate’s Degree with no debt to pay off afterwards, a German DIHK certification as well as guaranteed employment for the time of their training plus at least two years after."

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Manchester Craftsmen's Guild - Pittsburg
From the web site: "For more than 40 years Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a unique haven—a multi-disciplined arts and learning center that fosters a sense of belonging, interconnections, and hope within the urban community." Read about how arts involvement has raised the aspirations and motivations of students and led more to success in school and life. The thinking behind this project is something that should be at the soul of every volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in the country.

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Mapping Career aspirations against job demand
This UK report shows a lack of alignment between what careers youth aspire to and the jobs that will be available. Probably same in US.

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SBA Learning Center - help with starting & growing a business
This site was created to help small business owners know how their business compares with the competition in their region. .

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The Poynter Institute - School for Journalist
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. Read the Blogs and find useful tips on how to tell the story of your organization, and  how to work with media.

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Urban Alliance Chicago - HIgh School Internship Program
From the web site: "Urban Alliance is a youth development organization that provides young people with the professional skills training and work experience needed to succeed in tomorrow’s labor market. By providing Urban Alliance youth with early, meaningful work, our Chicago business partners are helping to strengthen the school-to-work pipeline and prepare the next generation of leaders."

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YEARUP - one year internship, skill development program
From the web site: "Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, corporate internships, and support."

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Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas
From the web site: "Youth Entrepreneurs began in 1991 as an eight-week program, eventually expanding into a yearlong, accredited course and experiential adventure for students in high school. More than 25 years later, YE has inspired thousands of high school students across the nation to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

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Youth Entrepreneurship - Global Network
Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneuship is an international network of organizations committed to youth entrepreneurship. Visit the web site to learn more.

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