New Orleans schools are transitioning from a “college for all” mindset to “college AND career for all”. ConnectED has been supporting YouthForce NOLA since 2016 as they implement college and career pathways within a select number of New Orleans high schools. Schools are partnering with YouthForce NOLA through pathway implementation grants, which offer resources and support to move their pathways forward.
Through this collaboration, YouthForce NOLA is developing systems and processes to drive pathway development. ConnectED partners with school teams, usually consisting of site leadership, Career and Technical Education leaders, and teacher teams, to assist them in areas of pathway development aligned to the Linked Learning approach.