Teens and Teen Workers

Teens like stories. trending idea

Teens like stories. We use stories (https://tellingthestoryproject.org) of #farm incidents that have happened & discuss #preventionstratagies. They may not always remember the prevention strategy itself, but they will remember the #story and not want to repeat the #heartache.

-This idea is attributed to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) via Twitter Chat from May 18,... more »

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Employers of Teen Workers

Physical Seminars and/or Digital Webinars on Teens4Hire.org

We have a captive audience of U.S. teen job seekers (19-14) nationwide.  It would be great if you could sponsor such sessions to our members as we now qualify to receive tax deductible contributions and we presently link to much of the DOL information related to teens: http://www.teens4hire.org/Employment/Resources.aspx

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Working a Job Fair with or without a disability

Career Fair, Business Expos and Virtual Job Fairs all have something to offer but you need to be prepared.  If you are planning on attending one let me give you some advice.  These are not in priority order so try to read them all. 

1. Check out who the employers are. Doing a little research on each employer will provide you enough information to have a conversation with a hiring specialist. If you need to bring the... more »

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Employers of Teen Workers

Breaking Down Silos under WIOA and Enforcing Accessibility

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was intended to break down siloes within the workforce system and to help lift people with significant barriers to employment. WIOA also put a high priority on serving at-risk youth including foster care youth, justice-involved youth, and youth with disabilities. 7 years after WIOA was passed by Congress, many American Job Centers remain physically or programmatically inaccessible... more »

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Leverage Community College Resources to Improve Job Outcomes

Community colleges are crucial pieces of the nation's workforce development infrastructure and in many states, community colleges help direct the investment of WIOA dollars in programs or agencies. State and local Workforce Investment Boards can build sector partnerships that leverage community colleges and other education and training providers to develop career pathways that align workforce supply and demand. WIOA emphasizes... more »

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Use Community Meetings and Online Dialogue to Drive Policy

In direct response to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and fearing the social isolation created by lockdowns, our organization quickly responded by hosting a series of virtual Disability Community Gatherings to create safe, online, social space for people with disabilities. While all the gatherings were open to anyone, each one had a specific focus on particular affinity groups within the broader spectrum of... more »

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Focus on Closing Gaps in HS Graduation Rates for BIPOC Students

The pandemic has made clear that the nation must transform itself to advance racial justice and make equitable opportunities a reality. Achieving that reality must begin by improving educational outcomes for students of color with disabilities. In public schools across the nation, there are 6.5 million students with disabilities. Out of that number, fully 3.5 million are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students... more »

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A 13th year to close the educational gap left by the pandemic

The pandemic has adversely impacted students with disabilities in the state of Texas. The loss of instructional time has made valuable employment transition skills nonexistent due the pandemic and shortened school year. High school seniors, especially high school seniors with disabilities have run out of time to complete their high school diploma and take advantage of school to work transitional services. In public schools... more »

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Cohort-based models of apprenticeship for young professionals

The past year and the pandemic has made remote work an accepted reality for thousands of workers. This has been a "silver lining" of expanding and normalizing a common reasonable accommodation request long championed by workers with disabilities. Microsoft has dramatically expanded their accessibility features, including built-in speech to text technology which makes it possible for people with even the most limited mobility... more »

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Set Up Teenagers with Disabilities for a Lifetime of Success:

In the pre-pandemic era, job seekers with disabilities were already turning to self-employment in far higher numbers than their non-disabled peers. For many, they did so because being your own boss and owning a small business served as an end-run around the barriers to employment that hold back far too many people with disabilities.

Teaching youth with disabilities about entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial skills, and... more »

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Fight Stigmas by Embracing the Power of Role Models

 Moving the nation to become more equitable for underrepresented communities and dismantling systems that create marginalization requires a transformation in culture, practice, and the economy. It requires the courage and commitment of every American, the adoption of policies to end disparities, as well as a culture that embraces diverse stories that reflect the intersectionality of the disability community.

Critically,... more »

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Pathways into the Caring Economy for Youth with Disabilities

The Biden Administration has announced unprecedented investment in the "Caring Economy" to the tune of $400 billion dollars to support long-term services for older and aging Americans. During his address to a joint session of Congress, the President talked about the "Eight hundred thousand families…on a Medicare waiting list right now to get homecare for their aging parent or loved one with a disability."

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US Peace Corps Volunteer (EC-56) Environmental Science Teacher

Co host an event with local firefighters and invite local individuals to participate in regional EMS trainings. I've long been an advocate for combining existing models  Build a multi generational EMS program to include Search and Rescue. Remodle Americorps in Indian Country to be more independent  not relying on Tribal  resources. Combine an academic program in EMS with paid academic internships from accredited colleges... more »

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Keep your young workers OUT of the Emergency Room

When I was in high school I was an active particapant in DECA (Distributive Education Club of America).   This was a formal class that focused on business and allowed students to have a job and earn a "work" credit.  This allowed for me to have the credits that I needed for school and be able to earn money, which in my family was also a "need" more then a "want".

We learned about how businesses function, made money,... more »

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Oklahoma Department of Labor

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) provides various services and guidance to help Oklahoma employers provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. One such service is our Child Labor Division, where Child Labor Specialist Lester Claravall, ( lester.claravall@labor.ok.gov ) is eager to help employers, parents, students, and educators fully understand and successfully navigate the unique opportunities... more »

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