Promising practices and lessons from the targeted learning exchanges have been documented to achieve the following:

  • Tell the story of the approach and why it is effective
  • Identify the distinguishing characteristics involved in the practice
  • Capture information that supports each critical element

The documents, infographics, videos, webinars and events profiled here provide an in-depth look at some of the promising approaches that have been identified from across the globe and inspire new approaches for youth reconnection among U.S. practitioners, policymakers, funders, youth leaders and employers.

Lessons Across Borders: The Promise of Integrated Approaches and Young Protagonists in Fostering Youth Reconnection

This report compiles some of the lessons learned over three years implementing the (Re)Connecting Youth program, identifying international approaches to holistic youth development that can inform a

Rede Cidadã: Biocentric Education Activity Guide

The following guide provides a sample of Rede Cidadã’s introductory biocentric education exercises that can be incorporated into workshops, classrooms and programs for youth in employability, educa

Doncel: Fact Sheet

With over 15,000 Foster Care youth in Argentina ill-prepared for the reality that faces them when they are mandated by law to transition to independent living at the age of 18, Doncel has found a w

Rede Cidadã: Fact Sheet

In 2002, Rede Cidadã was founded to help bridge Brazil’s widening social and economic divide.

Pescar: Fact Sheet

With roots that can be traced all the way back to 1967 in Brazil, Pescar (Fishing) Centers have been linking vulnerable youth to life-skills, industry-specific training and employment opportunities

New Orleans, Louisiana & Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Fact Sheet

This resource describes two organizations—Rede Cidadã in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and the Youth Empowerment Project in New Orleans, USA—that were selected to participate in a learning exchange throug

Baltimore, Maryland & Tijuana, Mexico: Fact Sheet

This resource describes the three government agencies in Baltimore, MD, USA selected to participate in a learning exchange with the Mexican civil society organization, Fronteras Pro Salud, A.C.

Pro Salud: Fact Sheet

Since 1992, Fronteras Unidas Pro Salud A.C. has supported the health, wellbeing, and social development of vulnerable populations in Baja California, Mexico.

Red Juvenil: Fact Sheet

In response to the unprecedented violence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, a group of young leaders joined together to launch Red de Agrupaciones Juveniles.

Foster Focus: Fact Sheet

Recognizing that youth with experience in the foster care system are uniquely equipped to address their own needs, Luke Rodgers founded Foster Focus in 2014.

Mapping Opportunity Youth Needs in the U.S.

This report presents findings from research on opportunity youth in the United States conducted as part of the (Re)Connecting Youth: Exchanging Global Lessons initiative.