Key Distinguisher #1: Collaborative Design

Institutional design, opportunities, and programs are created with input from all relevant partners – including young people, school and CBO staff, and employers – addressing the needs and leveraging the strengths of all stakeholders. 

Features of Collaborative Design: 

  • Opportunities and programs are co-designed by young people, employers, practitioners, educators and other key stakeholders
  • There is a holistic approach designed to increase efficiency and maximize the benefits of braided work and learning for all stakeholders
  • Work-based learning is integrated into curricula, institutional policies, structures, and/or procedures
  • Young people exercise agency in the design, selection, and evaluation of their WBL experiences and are able to connect experiences to their interests and/or classroom learning
  • There is an intentional effort to uplift the voices of marginalized communities, disrupt inequities, and accelerate justice 
HERE to HERE stands with the AAPI community.