Careers Pathway Framework: An Approach to Addressing Youth Violence
The Career Pathways Framework outlines common language, definitions, practices, measures, and outcomes to serve as a launching pad for cross-sector dialogue, collaboration, and action. These resources intend to support programming for youth, ages 10-24, living neighborhoods with high rates of violent crime in order to put them on a path to positive youth development and meaningful employment. The Framework was initiated by The Youth Violence Prevention Funder Learning Collaborative, a network of over 50 public and private funders and nonprofits dedicated to decreasing youth violence in the City of Boston. The Career Pathways Frameworks intends to:
- Create common definitions, language, and practices around six integrated levers that will enable funders and providers to build consistent supportive services for youth across all programs.
- Provide guidance for practical ways to resource and provide services in each of six key levers.
- Foster collaboration within and among organizations, programs, and funders to reduce costs and duplication.
- Build a common vision and priorities for funders and programs to advocate together for youth in their programs.
- Integrate community resources together and affirm the importance of all youth-serving organizations in the Framework’s implementation and success.