Options & Funding
Innovation Pathways restructure learning time in schools to give students experience in a specific high-demand industry through coursework, hands-on learning and internships at local employers.Learn More
Our latest thinking on programs and policies to strengthen student exploration, expand experiential learning, broaden public understanding of post-secondary options, and increase funding for all post-high school pathways.
ASA regularly provides testimony and legislative input to federal and state lawmakers as they debate legislation around career exploration, experiential learning and all forms of post-secondary education funding.
News + Views
ASA recently held a policy forum at the U.S. Capitol focusing on how we can expand the Federal Pell grant program beyond traditional two and four year degrees to cover short term certificate programs and other training opportunities not currently covered by federal grants.
Read more about our recent panel discussion where more than 50 educators, policymakers and business leaders came together to discuss expanding career exploration opportunities to middle schoolers.
Jun 23, 2020 Webinar YOUTH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & DIGITAL WORK-BASED LEARNING DURING THE AGE OF COVID-19
American Student Assistance® (ASA) and MENTOR invite you to join us on June 23rd 2:00-3:30 pm (EST) for a forum on
youth workforce development and digital work-based learning during the age of COVID-19.
Learn how organizations, both big and small, are adjusting their programs to ensure youth have access to key workforce
development programming this summer. The two panels will talk about the shifts they have made from in-person to virtual
experiences and share some best practices for those looking to implement digital work-based learning programming.