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Intermediary gathering deanna

  1. 1. Intermediary Partnerships with NAF Academies Presented by: Deanna Hanson, California Director, NAF
  2. 2. What’s In It For the Academy? <ul><li>Engaged business partners for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help recruiting students for the academy </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating to parents and community members about your academy </li></ul><ul><li>Providing various technical assistance and professional development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Providing links to post secondary education, business and other employer partners, community based youth initiatives and government entities </li></ul><ul><li>Helping identify funding opportunities for academies </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s In It for the Intermediary? <ul><li>Strengthen relationships with schools to allow them to more easily and efficiently provide their services </li></ul><ul><li>Source of qualified students for future workforce needs </li></ul><ul><li>Interns and youth employees with positive attitudes, eager to learn, reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to impact student success in their community </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with strong national organization with potential for future funding partnerships </li></ul>
  4. 4. Intermediaries Convene <ul><li>Convene local, regional and/or state leaders, practitioners and customers across sectors to ensure youth success. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and engage leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convene a leadership body to address issues and opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share quality practices among partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build and sustain a common vision among key stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage constituents across sectors and communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a forum for building a comprehensive system </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Convening Examples <ul><li>Convene multiple school districts and help develop community-wide educational models </li></ul><ul><li>Convene employers by industry to validate employment needs and get agreement for their involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Convene policy makers and community leaders to communicate outcomes and future needs for area education programs </li></ul><ul><li>Convene academy alumni to serve on advisory boards and advocate for their employers’ involvement </li></ul>
  6. 6. Connect <ul><li>Connect and provide services to youth, workplace and community partners, education, government, social service and community organizations, and families and neighborhoods. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create demand and build awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address partner needs and support involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide training and professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map services and support cross-agency collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place and support youth in developmental experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote quality work-based and classroom learning </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Connect Examples <ul><li>Connect industry association members and businesses with career themed academies, students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Connect parents and students to academy/program options based on interest </li></ul><ul><li>Connect higher education and other professional development providers to teachers, businesses and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Connect schools and community based organizations working independently on youth development to collaborate and maximize resources </li></ul>
  8. 8. Measure <ul><li>Measure results to improve the quality and impact of local efforts. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals and measure success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build partner capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use data to improve performance and promote equity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set quality standards based on promising practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct regular, formal reviews and external evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and apply research, strategies, and results </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Measure Examples <ul><li>Hold discussions with academies and school districts to stress importance of measuring and comparing academy student results </li></ul><ul><li>Assist academies track and stay in communication with academy alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Help locate data gathering resources and technical advisors to develop tools and methodology for tracking </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sustain <ul><li>Sustain successful efforts through advocacy, progressive policies and practices. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build public awareness and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence national, state, and local policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect and align local youth-serving systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate, leverage, and distribute resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the long-term commitment to youth success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Align workforce development, economic development and educational improvement efforts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner to be more competitive for grant opportunities for the region </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Sustaining Examples <ul><li>Play the role of fiscal agent/public education fund for funding opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate with policy makers for legislation benefiting the program, school and business interests </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit business oriented individuals to be involved in education policy making (i.e. school board candidates) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Intermediary Examples <ul><li>Workforce Investment Boards </li></ul><ul><li>WIB Youth Councils </li></ul><ul><li>County/Regional Offices of Education </li></ul><ul><li>School to Career Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Development Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>School Restructure Technical Assistance Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce Education Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Public Education Funds </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions/Comments <ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul><ul><li>How can NAF and our academies help you accomplish your objectives? </li></ul><ul><li>How should we structure a strong partnership and what roles do NAF and the intermediaries play? </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
  14. 14. How Can I Get Connected? <ul><li>Check www.intermediarynetwork.org website for information about joining INet </li></ul><ul><li>Check www.naf.org for information about our academy models and locations, selection process, and academy/business relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your NAF Regional Manager or Bill Taylor ( www.naf.org ; 212 635-2400); or, in California, Deanna Hanson ( [email_address] ; 916 296-4131) </li></ul>

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