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Issue Brief

Life Coaching and Disconnected Youth

Title
Life Coaching and Disconnected Youth
Date
October 2016
Author(s)
Sonam Gupta, Timothy Griffith, Zachary Miller, Luke Patterson, Mithuna Srinivasan, Lori Strumpf
Market
Workforce Development
Practice Areas
Social-emotional Learning
Services
Process Evaluations
Outcome Evaluations
Implementation Services
Methodologies
Focus Groups
In-depth Interviews

This is the third in a series of policy briefs focused on the programmatic elements of the Linking Innovation, Knowledge, and Employment (@LIKE) program. The Riverside County Economic Development Agency (EDA) is implementing this U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)-funded program in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Imperial counties.

The main objective of the program is to serve disconnected young adults aged 18–24, not enrolled in school, working, or serving in the armed forces.

This issue brief focuses on the role of the Life Coach in helping @LIKE participants achieve their educational and employment goals. IMPAQ’s analyses of participants’ outcomes show that participation and intensity of life coaching -- the provision of adult mentoring and guidance and counseling services -- bears a positive relationship to key educational and employment outcomes.

Other issue briefs in this series: