JobsFirstNYC and Young Invincibles created the Impact Fellowship program to train young adults who are currently part of a workforce development program to lead projects that engage their peers and directly address policy issues in the workforce development field in New York City. One piece of the 12 week program was to have a candid discussion around best practices in programs, ways programs could be improved, and overall feedback around the programs they participated in. This discussion was put into this Memo to the Field to help inform young adult workforce programs.
The purpose of the Impact Fellowship was to give young adults the opportunity and tools to become experts and effective advocates on workforce development issues. Over a twelve-week period, six Impact Fellows participated in a variety of skills and strategy sessions to think through how they would advocate for increased access to quality job training, and how they could use communications and their own individual stories to amplify their policy priorities.