Final Report: YWD High School Partnerships Implementation

In the 2022-23 fiscal year, the American Institutes for Research (AIR) partnered with DCYF to conduct an implementation study of DCYF’s High School Partnerships (HSPART) strategy. The study focused on understanding the structure and design of HSPART, patterns in program participation and student graduation, and student experiences with the range of services HSPART programs provide to support them with preparation for post-secondary opportunities, including work and higher education. AIR conducted semi-structured interviews with school staff, service provider staff, and employer partners as well as focus groups with HSPART students. AIR also reviewed program documents and analyzed administrative data to better understand HSPART and identify areas of strength and growth.

Emily Davis