Youth Division’s Focus School Engagement and Achievement Reduction in Violence that Impacts Youth Youth Workforce Development 2
Youth Workforce Experience Program Models Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+) Greencorps Youth Program Youth Working for Success-Justice involved youth Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Justice involved youth 3
DFSS Program Contacts Dr. Jennifer Axelrod: Andrew J. Fernández: Lisa Davis: 4
Important Dates and Information Proposals due March 11 th at or before 4:30pm-One electronic copy sent via and one hard copy must be submitted on due date. Contract term-April 19 th 2013 thru April 18 th Funds should be by expended from June 1 st thru September 30 th 2013 for Summer Programming. Respondents may apply for more than one program. For Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Contract maybe extended if additional funds are made available. Reimbursement Basis. No advance will be given. Leverage a minimum 15% in-kind match. Administrative cap-10% All attachments and supplemental materials due on March 11 th. 5
Important References Please review Page 8-Top of the page. Follow format of the proposal-Page 8 submissions-Page 9 Timeline-Bottom of Page 9 6
7 Eligible Respondents o Open to Non-Profit, For-Profit, Faith Based, Private and Public Organizations. o Respondent must demonstrate an operating budget of $500,000 or more. o Must be in good standing with all existing contract with DFSS. o There will be no profit line for for-profit applicants
Common Program Elements for All Programs Mentoring Financial literacy requirement Payroll system Monitoring youth performance Employability Assessment (EA) Youth and employer surveys Data collection, reporting, and record keeping Youth placement and meaningful work experience Worksite/employer criteria Participant program eligibility Youth wages and stipends 8
2 SYEP-GOALS Provide placements for youth ages 16 to 24. Assist youth with developing transferable skills to increase employability through job readiness training. Provide youth with professional guidance, training and supervision. Create meaningful and quality summer work experiences Provide the opportunity to attend educational workshops, participate in health and fitness activities and other life enriching experiences.
10 SYEP Program Design o Youth will participate in a minimum of 120 hours of combined soft skills development, training (1 day orientation), recreation and positive work experience. o Respondents should be able to develop and deliver life enrichment and recreational opportunities, place and manage the summer work experience for no fewer than 100 youth. o The program assumes a 1:20 Youth mentor to Youth ratio. o DFSS will randomly select 60% of the youth for each respondent through the common application and the remaining 40% will be identified by the respondent. o All potential participants must have completed the on-line application to be considered for the participation.
11 SYEP Program Design: 16 to 20 Year Olds The program will operate 20 hours per week for 6 weeks. Youth will be engaged in a paid work experience for up to 12 hours per week. The remaining 8 hours should include educational, soft skills and recreational activities. Youth will receive a minimum wage payment for 12 hours per week not to exceed $600. Attendance in 20 hours per week of programming is required for youth to continue their participation in SYEP.
12 SYEP Program Design: 21 to 24 Year Olds Respondents may hire Youth Coaches to work up to 20 hours per week for 6 weeks. Coaches will receive a maximum of $1000 20 hours per week minimum wage paid employment for the six weeks The Youth Coaches will provide: Youth support Administrative support Program support Examples of work responsibilities: conduct site visits to youth placed in worksites, facilitate employers completing EA on youth employees, prepare time sheets for submission, and provide youth supports.
13 SYEP Program Design: Program Reporting DFSS will provide: Worksite Application Youth Consent Form Evaluations Youth evaluation of program Youth performance evaluation by worksites Time Sheets Orientation Overview Attendance and data tracking system Final Report
SYEP Performance Goals 100% of assigned youth placed by agency in summer work experience Of the youth placed, 90% will complete the full six weeks of the subsidized work experience. 90% of enrolled youth will successfully complete the total planned program of 120 hours. 100% of mentors and worksite managers will complete the Employability Assessment with all youth and provide feedback to youth about their performance at the worksite. 100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 14
SYEP Youth Application Selection Process Respondents are required to identify a maximum of two geographic regions to serve based on CPS high school network regions-map in folder. View networks: /Pages/schoollocator.aspx /Pages/schoollocator.aspx 15
One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+) o Specialized employment program. o Serve 1,000 youth identified and connected by geographic community by DFSS. o Work closely with Cook County Juvenile Probation Center, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and the Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC). o Evaluation of OSC+ by University of Chicago Crime Lab. 16
OSC+ Requirements Coordinated outreach and recruitment of identified youth. Facilitate the financial literacy curriculum to youth. Schedule and coordinate workshops with financial institutions and resources from Bank One Chicago. Develop appropriate summer jobs for enrolled youth. Hire and supervise qualified mentors. Train mentors on an evidence-based mentoring. Promote and accommodate credit recovery offered by the Chicago Public Schools. Coordinate with social-emotional learning provider. Promote and coordinate any additional support services needed to ensure that youth complete the program. Enter data into DFSS data management system. Track and report daily attendance for each activity type. 17
OSC+ Program Design Youth will participate in a paid work experience. Each youth will be engaged in SEL and employment for 25 hours a week for six weeks. Youth are required to complete the financial literacy curriculum (online system) Youth will receive 60 hours of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) during the six week period. SEL provider will be assigned to Respondent Youth will have a mentor assigned to support their involvement in OSC+ will be assigned at a 20:1 ratio. Programming will occur at a minimum for five hours daily (work + SEL) Monday - Friday 18
OSC+ Youth Youth will apply thru a uniquely designed One Summer Chicago Plus application. Youth will be referred and endorsed by the referring partners: Cook County Probation Center, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and/or the JISC. Agency will be required to contact and engage the youth once assigned and obtain consent from youth and parent for participation in program. Agency will be required to complete an intake interview that includes an evaluation of their social and behavioral development. 19
OSC+ Performance Goals 100% of youth are placed at worksites by the Respondent 100% of youth complete the subsidized work experience. 100% of youth enrolled will attend a minimum of 60 hours of SEL workshops. 100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 100% of youth are assessed using the EA and provided with feedback to improve their work readiness skills 20
Greencorps Youth Program Partnership between DFSS and Chicago Department of Transportation Six week project based work experience. 600 youth in two educational modules. More information on Greencorps: provdrs/conservation_outreachgreenprogra ms/svcs/greencorps_chicago.html 21
Greencorps Program Requirements Collaborate with GC to implement project-based experiences in horticulture and bikes for enrolled youth. In partnership with DFSS, CDOT, and CPS, recruit students from identified high schools to participate in the program. Provide job training and enrichment experiences for youth. Hire and supervise qualified mentors who will work with youth participants. Promote and coordinate any additional support services needed to ensure that youth complete the program. Manage youth participant payroll. Enter data into DFSS data management system. Complete youth assessment tools. Track and report daily attendance. 22
Greencorps Summer Program Design Two primary educational modules for 600 youth-horticulture and bikes as well as a weatherization component. Youth will complete all components. Twenty-hour per week program. Youth have 8 hours of instruction and 12 hours per week project-based work experiences. Youth will receive a bi-weekly stipend not to exceed $600 dollars for the six week period. CDOT will provide project-based instruction for the summer program and ongoing instructional support and coaching for the extension. 23
Greencorps Agency Expectations Agency will provide an orientation to youth and support implementation of classroom component. Agency will hire mentors and connect them to the instructors and youth in the program. Program will be offered in the morning and afternoon to accommodate students in credit recovery. 40 youth per school site will participate in programming (15 schools) 120 youth maximum per agency (3 sites). Two sessions: AM and PM. Agency will be responsible for supervision and oversight of youth in both sessions (20 youth per session per site) 24
Greencorps Program Design- Extension 120 youth included in the extension program (August, 2013 –June, 2014) For extension, agency will develop and coordinate workplaces and educational experiences with support from COT Minimum 10 youth for 10 hours for 45 weeks per agency. Youth will be paid IL minimum wage. CDOT will provide on going instructional support for the extension component. Other program elements include-Youth application selection process, orientation for youth, project- based work experience and monitoring, mentors, and youth stipends. 25
Greencorps Youth Program- Performance Goals 100% of youth placed in available Greencorps Youth Program slots 95% of enrolled youth will successfully complete the total planned program of 120 hours. 100% of youth will demonstrate increased knowledge of horticulture, bikes, and weatherization and employment related to green industries 100% of youth will distribute their weatherization kits to individuals within their community 100% of youth identified for the 45-week extension program complete the total planned program 100% of mentors and worksite managers will complete the Employability Assessment with all youth and provide feedback to youth about their performance at 26
Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Development Models Youth Working for Success Bridges to Pathways Initiative 27
Youth Working for Success Youth civic leadership development program - 15 week program Phase 1-Two week skill and community building with youth. (Curriculum and training provided) Phase Two-Five-week social entrepreneurship project that creates a civic leadership project aligned with NATO’s mission: Working Together for Peace and Security. (Curriculum and training provided) Phase 3-Youth engage in work placement experience at a social sector worksite that addresses the NATO mission for 8 weeks Respondents will receive curriculum materials and intensive training on the implementation of the curriculum. 28
Youth Working for Success- Youth Eligibility Requirements Eligible youth will have two more arrests. And pled to a crime, Or have been adjudicated as a delinquent in communities with the highest violent crime index. Other eligible youth will have been arrested and referred by the Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC). JISC serves the following Police Districts: 2,7,8,9,10,11,12, and 21. Agencies serving youth in the JISC catchment area will be assigned 70% of the youth and will be eligible to recruit 30% of youth into the program. 29
Youth Working for Success- Requirements Identify two cohorts (20 youth per cohort) for participation in the program (April 2013– June 2013 and September - November 2013) Provide two week intensive training and skill building component for youth to develop the skills to implement the social entrepreneurship/service learning project (30 hours) Provide youth with a five week social entrepreneurship/service learning project based on the NATO mission (50 hours of paid experience and 30 hours of training) Assist youth in identifying work experiences at social sector placement for a minimum of 100 hours over 8 weeks of minimum wage employment and provide 21 hours of training Provide a mentor for youth at a ratio of 10:1 Mentors are required to participate in training on the curriculum 30
Youth Working for Success- Key Program Elements Youth eligibility and enrollment. Youth assigned mentors. Implementation Phases Cohort development and skills training (Phase 1) Social Entrepreneurship/Service Learning Project (Phase 2) Social Change Worksite (Phase 3) Youth wages Youth receive transportation support for initial four weeks Social Entrepreneurship model: 50 hours project-based minimum wage work experience and 30 hours training and education over five week period Social Sector work placement (minimum of 100 hours over eight weeks at minimum wage + 3 hours of training and supervision per week) 31
Youth Working for Success- Performance Goals # of youth interviewed. # of referrals from JISC contacted. # of program seats provided to agency filled. # of enrolled youth placed in a work experience. # of enrolled youth complete civic leadership project. # of enrolled youth complete two hour of volunteer service per week. # of enrolled youth will complete the full subsidized work experience. # of mentors and worksite managers will have the completed the Employability Assessment for all youth and had feedback sessions. % of enrolled youth re-arrested during the duration of the program. 100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 32
Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Goals Support youth in obtaining a high school diploma or, when appropriate, a GED. Facilitate transition into and through credential-granting educational and vocational programs. Provide youth with career exploration, skills development, and workforce experience. Develop social and emotional skills of youth. Connect with youth with caring adults to address barriers to participation. 33
Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Four Components Virtual high school Intensive social and emotional skill development Work experience Mentoring 34
Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Key Program Elements Online education assistance Skills/job readiness development Work-based experience: Internship, apprenticeship, work placement. Social emotional learning Intensive Mentoring 35
Bridges to Pathways Agency Requirements Hire and supervise teaching assistants to support virtual high school coursework (Training will be provided) Hire full-time mentors to assist youth in addressing any barriers to involvement Train mentors on evidence-based mentoring Identify work sites appropriate for youth based on an internship and apprenticeship model and coordinate all aspects of payment of youth Coordinate with SEL provider Complete all data and performance monitoring requirements 36
Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Performance Goals 100% of youth are placed at internship and apprenticeship sites 90% of youth attend the program on a daily basis 80% of youth complete their GED/HS diploma 100% of youth complete the program with greater than 80% attendance 100% of youth that complete the work placement 80% of youth find employment (outside of internship) 100% of mentors and worksite managers will have the completed the Employability Assessment for all youth and had feedback sessions. 100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 37
38 Youth Eligibility Proof of Chicago residency, A valid social security card or ITIN; A valid Chicago Public School or State of Illinois ID card or drivers license, Completed an application, and a Signed consent form if under the age of 18.
39 Accessibility to People with Disabilities Respondent must be committed to achieving full physical and programmatic accessibility as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).