PATHWAYS TO ADULT SUCCESS
2021-22 SOLUTION FORUMS

 

The Pathways to Adult Success Solution Forum Series, hosted by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education,  addresses COVID-19 and social justice challenges. These forums provide insight into some of the innovative solutions that PAS Learning Community members are developing to enable students to overcome various barriers to school success in these challenging times.

BUILDING STUDENT AGENCY TO BOOST SUCCESS IN SCHOOL & LIFE

November 16, 2021

This Solutions Forum featured PAS Learning Community members—including two 2020-21 PAS Design Challenge awardees—who are developing systems that empower underserved young people to set and reach personal goals leading to long-term achievement and success, despite the hurdles they face in school and society.

~ Dr. Michelle Caldwell, Director of Student Success, College Advancement Mentor (CAM) Network, Kristin Labs, Gateway Scholars Program Manager, and Dr. Keith White, Director of Research and Effectiveness, Public Education Foundation (PEF) Chattanooga: College Advancement Mentors (CAMs): Next-Level Support for Increasing Students’ Postsecondary Persistence and Completion

and 2020-21 PAS Design Challenge awardees:

~ Abiodun Durojaye, Executive Director of the Career Bridge, National Louis University, Chicago: Innovative Career Preparation Model to Drive Equity in Student Employment Outcomes

~ Sarah Frazelle, Director of Early Warning Indicator Systems and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Puget Sound ESD, and Eric Meredith, Data Analyst, Montana University System: Student Voice Data System

RE-IMAGINING HIGH SCHOOL FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

October 19, 2021

The pandemic has brought into stark relief the how difficult the journey through high school towards post-secondary success is for many students, in particular those who live in underserved communities. In order to build pathways to adult success for all students, we will need to reimagine high school. The pandemic provides both opportunities and challenges for this work.

The following speakers shared about ongoing efforts to reimagine high schools for a post-pandemic world.

~ “Leveraging ESSER Funding to Redesign Credit Recovery for Learning that Matters” with Eddie Branchaud, Manager, District Consulting, and Mark Health, Associate Consultant, Education Resource Strategies

~ “Learnings from the Cross-State High School Redesign Collaborative” with Robert Balfanz, Director, Everyone Graduates Center

~ “The Big Blur: Erasing Boundaries between High School, College, and Career” with Joel Vargas, Vice President, Jobs for the Future (JFF)

PRESENTATION RESOURCES

New Visions Logo

Where Do We Go Next?
Youth Insights on the High School Experience

America’s Promise Alliance

Return to School Roadmap

Credit Recovery: An Overview

District of Columbia Public Schools

OPENING DOORS TO COLLEGE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS

September 14, 2021

The pandemic has shown how challenging it can be for students, especially underserved students, to advance from high school graduation directly into full-time postsecondary education and persist to attain a diploma. Hear from three PAS Design Challenge recipients as they discuss their projects:

~ Access Arizona State University: Virtual College Application and FAFSA Support. Sylvia Symonds, Associate Vice President of Educational Outreach, and Erin Chastain, Director of School Partnerships

~ Philadelphia Education Fund: Creating a PAS-Informed Postsecondary Fair Toolkit. Rick Moses, Director, Postsecondary Success Program, and Kelly Staskel, Program Manager, Postsecondary Success Program

~ Peer Power Foundation: Peer Power Virtual Learning Lab. Marygrace Hemme, Director of Academic Initiative and Training; Chris Xa, Chief Research Officer; and Sarah Benson, Program Director