|The Context for Collaboration
How do we best meet the needs of our youth as they make the transition into the adult world? For young people to succeed in life, they need to develop competence, confidence, and connections to real-world experiences at critical points during their educational, career, and personal development. Our schools cannot do this alone, nor can youth development, social service, or workforce preparation organizations - they need partners. For this reason, over the past decade collaborative structures called Intermediaries have emerged, designed to bring together a range of local resources to promote young people's self-confidence about their abilities, increase their connections to adults and opportunities, and foster the personal, academic, and work-related competencies they need to succeed. Intermediaries support effective programs for youth and augment the efforts of local organizations dedicated to serving youth in a wide variety of programs and settings including education, workforce development, after-school, youth development, community and school partnerships, and others serving special populations of vulnerable youth.
INet Membership Overview
The Intermediary Network connects local and national organizations to share effective strategies, to learn from one another, and to grow and professionalize intermediary practice across the country.
The Intermediary Network
Intermediary Network Features
Members of the INet contribute to and benefit from a professional, peer-to-peer network, facilitated by New Ways to Work and supported by the following elements:
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