SXSW 2024

Fostering Systematic Support for Teen’s Real World Learning


How to foster systematic support for work-based learning, starting as early as middle school— which could take the form of job-shadowing, apprenticeship or internship program — is one of the best ways in which to help kids understand their own personal interests and passions and how those connect with their abilities, test and try what they might like (as well as what they don’t), network with career professionals, and build a workplace identity.

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  1. Attendees will learn how school districts can provide equitable access to real-world learning opportunities for middle and high schoolers.
  2. Attendees will learn how paid workforce development for high school students can help break the cycle of poverty and systemic racism.
  3. Attendees will learn how some states are addressing barriers to widescale adoption of on-the-job learning experiences for high school students.



Julie Lammers, Senior Vice President Of Advocacy And Corporate Social Responsibility, American Student Assistance

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government & Civic Engagement
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner

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