CCC’s Policy Briefing, Over-Age and Under-credited Youth, discussed the important work the New York City Department of Education and community-based organizations are doing to help young people struggling to graduate high school due to the limited number of credits they have obtained, as well as what more can be done.
It is critical to help over-age and under-credited youth overcome obstacles in their way to earning a high school diploma, attending college and ultimately having successful careers. This policy briefing brought together experts to discuss:
Efforts taken by the Department of Education
Programs and services found in schools
Programs and services available outside of schools, in community-based organizations
Thoughts about what more is needed to better serve over-age and under-credited youth