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Goal 8: Post-Secondary Access

Youth receive supports to prepare for, enter, and complete post-secondary education and training.


8.1 - Youth are exposed early to postsecondary education opportunities, receive academic and other support to achieve their future education goals, and are supported by a culture that reinforces their ability to attend and succeed in higher education or training.

8.2 - Youth working toward a high school diploma have access to dual enrollment programs.

8.3 - Youth with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees have access to a variety of post-secondary education or training, including while attending education programs in juvenile justice placements.

8.4 - Youth are educated about their rights and availability of financial aid, and receive assistance with application for Pell Grants and other funding for higher education.

8.5 - Youth receive clear information and concrete help with obtaining and completing admission and financial aid documents.

8.6 - Youth receive support to expunge juvenile or adult records and advice on how to answer admission and job interview questions, so juvenile or criminal involvement does not foreclose post-secondary education options and access.

8.7 - Youth have access to optional peer groups, tutoring, and other supports for youth with juvenile justice involvement in higher education institutions.

8.8 - Youth who have drug-related convictions receive individualized support for navigating federal financial aid processes, including support in locating, enrolling in, and completing an approved drug rehabilitation program.

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