CAWD has formed all new youth advisory councils. Each county we serve will have their own council. The mission of each council is to promote a continuum of services for youth and young adults by supporting comprehensive, integrated models of educational, developmental, and employment-related services.
The focus is an education-to-career system where every young person can
- Graduate form high school
- Engage in work experiences
- Obtain a post-secondary credential
- Secure living wage work.
A unique aspect of the councils is the inclusion of leaders from across the county that work with young people, including K12, community colleges, juvenile justice, social services, and community-based organizations.
County-wide strategies will be developed to improve the success rate of youth entering well-paying, sustainable careers.