With the goal of enhancing college and career readiness among America’s high school students and strengthening the country’s talent pipeline, the Youth CareerConnect (YCC) program was established in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Labor in collaboration with the Department of Education.

This brief provides an overview of the YCC program, highlighting some of the accomplishments since 2014, and sharing how grantees were able to overcome challenges to better serve students.