Webinar: The ABC’s of Creating Summer Youth Programs and Partnerships

The Office of Family Assistance through the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance (WPTA) Network is pleased to announce a Webinar series highlighting promising practices for establishing summer employment opportunities for youth.


The first Webinar,"The ABC’s of Creating Summer Youth Programs and Partnerships" is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The Webinar will:

  1. Provide an overview of different types of summer youth employment programs that can work in different settings and with different types of employers.
  2. Discuss the strategic partnerships and various funding streams utilized to increase summer youth employment opportunities.
  3. Discuss recruitment activities and placement strategies for targeted youth populations.
  4. Discuss the project management, case management, job coaching, job development, data management, and evaluation practices of summer youth programs that can be tailored for local needs.
  5. Outline practical strategies for integrating longer-term career pathway development, training, and skill-building for participating youth.


  • Jeanne M. Bellotti, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
  • James Butler, Family Assistance Program Specialist, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families
  • James Chapman, Program Development Specialist, Southeast Tennessee Development District, Local Workforce Investment Area Five
  • Gerren Price, Program Director, DC Department of Employment Services- Office of Youth Programs
  • Damon Waters, Technical Specialist, Family Self-Sufficiency, ICF International
  • John Wilcox, Executive Director, Corporate Voices for Working Families

Register for the Webinar Here.

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