Research Report Solutions for Youth: An Evaluation of the Latin American Youth Center's Promotor Pathway Program
Brett Theodos, Mike Pergamit, Alexandra Derian, Sara Edelstein, Allison Stolte
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This report evaluates the Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Promotor Pathway program. The program matches youth with a “promotor,” who provides intensive case management, mentorship, and advocacy, and aims to improve education and employment outcomes, boost life skills, prevent delinquency, and reduce unhealthy behaviors for at-risk youth transitioning to adulthood. Using a randomized controlled trial design, the evaluation assesses whether the Promotor Pathway program improved 18-month outcomes in educational attainment, employment, reduced births, residential stability, and reduced risk-taking behaviors. Participating youths had lower rates of births, higher rates of housing stability, and were more likely to seek needed services.

Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags Employment Economic well-being Delinquency and crime Inequality and mobility Beyond high school: education and training Immigrant children, families, and communities Youth development
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population