Work-Based Learning that Shapes Futures
ExpandED promotes in-school and out-of-school work-based learning opportunities that enable young people to learn about themselves, identify careers of interest and prepare for their post-secondary lives. In collaboration with partnering schools, community-based organizations and young people, ExpandED integrates work-based learning into the school day, helps establish credit-bearing programs and ensures programs integrate culturally responsive practices that support students’ social and emotional development.
ExpandED works with schools and community-based organizations to build work-based learning partnerships, connect WBL programming to graduation requirements and develop sustainable systems.
Work-Based Learning Framework
ExpandED’s approach to Work Based Learning is centered on programming that increases students self awareness, builds opportunities for self and social advocacy, centers supportive relationships and includes meaningful youth decision making. Our framework illustrates outcomes for youth and the role of adults in our WBL initiatives.