The Department of Opportunity Youth builds the capacity of schools, inclusive of all youth, but specifically opportunity youth, including but not limited to homeless, home and hospital tutored youth and those with attendance challenges. In addition to providing referrals and direct services to students, the department provides ongoing support, training and professional development to increase staff skills in the areas of student services, evaluation and learning.
- Identification of students in need
- Professional development for schools and parent groups
- Connecting schools to best practices, resources, and partnerships, with the support of community leadership
- Referrals to existing educational and social services