COVID-19 Resources

The Illinois 60 by 25 Network Organizers admire and appreciate the efforts of our partners from across the State to ensure that students and families continue to receive the supports they need to reduce the impact of current disruptions on their lives.  Thank you for your willingness to share resources and best practices so that others can benefit from them.  Please continue to share them with us at and we will update them on this page.


Grant Funding Available – Illinois Youth Investment Program

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has launched the Illinois Youth Investment Program. It is a grant funding opportunity for local governments, nonprofit organizations, public school districts, and Illinois community colleges to support youth development. The mission is to help youth in at-risk communities overcome barriers to employment and support their physical, emotional, social, and mental wellbeing. DHS will be accepting applications for the grant program until June 1st, 2020. Complete applications must be electronically submitted to


Network Webinars

Virtual Student, Family, Staff Engagement and Data Tracking |  May 28, 2020

Slides from Engagement and Data Tracking Webinar

How Communities are Meeting the Basic Needs of Students |  April 20, 2020

Slides from Communities’ Basic Needs Webinar



What Immigrant Families Should Know During the COVID-19 Crisis



Virtual Learning and Work-Based Learning  |  April 15, 2020

Slides from Virtual Learning Webinar


Virtual Learning

Mandatory Suspension of In-Person Instruction Guidance (Current as of 4/8)

Remote Learning Guidance Document

Drive-Up Wi-Fi Hotspots Map


Virtual Work-Based Learning

Career Development Experience Toolkit

Suggested CDE Tasks by Endorsement Area


Virtual Jobshadow

ISTI IT WBL Guidebook

NIU P-20 Network: Elements of a College and Career Pathway Endorsement Team-Based Challenge

Project Lead the Way: Resources, Materials, and Case Studies

Educators Rising: Competition Guidelines and Scoring Rubrics

SkillsUSA: Contest Descriptions for Championships Competitions

ISTI Mentor Matching Engine

IMSA Summer Gig webinar recording & STEM Pathways Program Presents | April WORKshop Series



COVID-19 & Our Network  |  March 26, 2020

Slides from COVID-19 Webinar



ACT Now Resources for IL Families FAQ

ACT Now COVID-19 Page

Advance Illinois COVID-19 Page

ConnectED Webinar on College & Career Readiness

COVID Response Fund

IASA Schools Step Up Toolkit

Illinois Math & Science Academy (IMSA) Instructional Resources

McLean County COVID-19 Resource Page

Nine Network Learning Toolkit

US Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Loans


Latest State Updates







Guidance Documents Shared

Remote Learning

Dual Credit

Joint Statement on Work/Pay for Educators/Staff