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INet Survey Results

Total Youth Served: 174,525 +
Total Leveraged Resources: $70,008,641, which is $401.00 for each youth
Service Spotlight: Work Readiness Certification is being provided by 50% of membership
Respondents Who Served Out-of-School Youth: 57% 
Respondents Who Served At-Risk Youth: 82%
Total Educational Partners Engaged: 1,078
Total Workplace Partners Engaged: 5,854
Total Community Based Organizations and Government Agencies Engaged: 1,129



2016 Spring Convening

Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

8:30am - 4:30pm


Please follow this link to register for the Ready By 21 National Meeting and also select the INet pre-meeting registration option.

The Intermediary Network (INet) will host a pre-meeting at the Ready By 21 National Meeting in Baltimore. The INet pre-meeting will begin at 8:30am ET on Tuesday, March 29 and will end in time for the Ready by 21 National Meeting reception at 5:00pm ET. The day will include cross-training sessions for practitioners who (1) convene coalitions at the intersection of education reform and workforce development, (2) connect businesses, schools, and students, (3) measure scale and impact, and (4) sustain the organizations that perform any of the previous intermediary functions. Participation is open to anyone who would like to learn from professionals and volunteers who do this work. Intermediary-focused sessions will be offered throughout the Ready by 21 national Meeting, and an intermediary designation on your nametag will allow you to network with your peers throughout the event. Please register for both the INet pre-meeting and the Ready By 21 National meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

The INet's first comprehensive policy framework


Click here to read Community Connections for Youth

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.