INet Survey Results
Total Youth Served: 174,525 +
The Intermediary Network (INet) is a national association of leading education, workforce, and youth development organizations working in local communities to ensure youth success. Network members connect schools, communities, government agencies, workplace partners, and youth organizations to improve outcomes for youth and help build a future workforce. A group of National Affiliate Members support local organizations in their efforts to improve the lives of our nation’s youth. Members also convene local, regional, and state-wide organizations.
The growth of intermediaries is part of a broad trend within our economy and society toward fluid, networked, and interactive systems for organizing multi-partner communications and collaboration. As innovative, project-specific, and goal-oriented partnerships have grown across the economy and society, organizations to broker, manage, and simplify these relationships have solidified and matured.
Intermediaries connect employers, government agencies, social services, schools, and local communities to ensure youth success. Young people need better opportunities and supports to gain the knowledge and skills critical for success in college and careers. Employers need a skilled and motivated workforce. Our schools and programs can’t do it alone. Yet workplace and community partners lack the time and expertise to navigate public systems. Intermediaries solve the problem.
Intermediaries bring the right people together to make a difference. They are driven by quality, consistently measuring and improving local programs and services. They organize public and private support for the policies and funding necessary to connect the classroom with the workplace and the community.
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