We design for impact: 1) our collaborative approach is focused on building sustainable leadership capacity that outlasts our presence; and 2) bringing multiple IEL resources to bear in targeted geographic communities allows us to deepen our impact.
The following FY21 data reflect the time period from July 21st, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
of IEL program participants gained applicable knowledge from attending FY21 IEL events.
IEL programs prepared 3,113 youth for educational and professional success
IEL implemented 6 programs aimed at engaging and creating youth leaders in the community.
IEL does its work by innovating while building on what works. We:
- scale promising practices through research and data capacity
- elevate and prioritize family and community engagement.
- support a national network of leaders in education through our nationally recognized Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™)
- support Community Schools implementation
- incubate and lead initiatives focused on increasing access to the economy for marginalized people and communities
- elevate all community voices to inform decision making
IEL facilitated 306 virtual convenings, including webinars, workshops, network calls, and conference sessions for 8,872 community members.
Our 2021 Virtual National FCE Conference had 1,598 attendees for its 97 sessions.
23,886 IEL social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
IEL social media posts increased by 55% from the previous year, which helped IEL gain over 2,602 social media followers.
IEL launched its first policy agenda titled "Everyone is an Advocate". Over 450 people registered to be included in the webinar series that launched this agenda.
Is Anyone Better Off?
Learning Lab Toolkit for Vocational Rehabilitation
This toolkit describes how VR professionals can use the VR Learning Lab Model, which Y-TAC developed and field-tested, to promote youth voice and engagement in service systems improvement.
Designing and Facilitating Vocational Rehabilitation Learning Labs
This publication supports vocational rehabilitation state agencies to better understand and utilize the Learning Lab model to engage youth people and adults together in solving challenges of adult and youth service delivery systems.
The 2020 Youth Transition Report: Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities
An analysis of education, employment, and opportunity youth outcomes for youth and young adults at the national and state levels.