RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work) is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Developed in 1996 by staff at the Institute on Disability (IOD), RENEW is being provided to youth by schools, community mental health centers, community-based providers, and IOD staff members. The model focuses on supporting youth to design and pursue a plan for the transition from school to adult life. RENEW has substantially increased the high school completion, employment, and postsecondary education participation rates among our most vulnerable youth.
The mission of the Tier 2/3 interventions team is to plan out goals for the team, develop the systems and supports, evaluate the fidelity of the supports on an ongoing basis, and communicate the progress of the team and the supports to all staff members.