Jane M. Von Bergen

And attaining graduation, even from college, doesn’t always guarantee them.
Five case managers work with students being discharged from some residential treatment facilities. One advocate called it “a terrific advancement.”
Housed at Ben Franklin High School, it has faced administrative turnover, hiring difficulties, and scheduling glitches.
Students returning to school often start there. The District wants to boost the percentage of re-engaged students.
Panna Kim had planned to enlist in the military. Instead, he learned to be an electrician.
At Career Day, younger attendees explore educational opportunities leading to certain jobs. Older ones look at colleges and employers.
With hands-on experience in various trades, teens can make more-informed decisions about their postsecondary plans.
Efforts to prepare young people for available jobs are coming from many directions -- businesses, nonoprofits, government and the School District.