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An Innovative Approach to Developing Talent for Youth-Serving Employers

November 2022 — This fact sheet describes the Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (YDPA), offered by FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL). The program helps employers hire and train new or existing employees. YDPA aims to reach existing professionals and opens options for new professionals with lived experience in the communities they serve. Occupations include youth service intake counselors, outreach workers and justice reentry case workers, among others.