A Call to Action: The Power of Pipeline Programs, is designed to review why pipeline, pre-college and bridge programs are important for colleges and universities. A pipeline program is designed to introduce youth to a higher education environment.
Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Brown Learner, is the Deputy Director of the American Youth Policy Forum. Lerner joined American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) in 2005. Currently, she serves as a Deputy Director, managing the organization’s work on wide range of issues that ensure all students graduate ready to succeed in college and careers. At AYPF, she co-authored a compendium on best practices in secondary-post secondary learning options entitled The College Ladder: Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Education for Success for All. Prior to joining AYPF, Jennifer worked as a classroom teacher and communications officer for a number of schools in the Boston area. Additionally, she was active in the creation of a Summerbridge (now Breakthrough Collaborative) site in Atlanta, Georgia. Jennifer received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also participated in the Education Policy Fellow Program at the Institute for Educational Leadership in 2005-2006.
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