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America's Promise Report: Jobless Youth want Opportunities

Those working with disconnected youth should gain some insights from a new survey and research report released last week by America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises and Peter D. Hart Research Associates.
Information Update
January 10, 2012
 
The report, Opportunity Road, shows that 73 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in school, are not employed and do not have a college degree are confident and hopeful that they will be able to achieve their goals in life. The survey sought to better understand how these youth became detached from school and work, and the challenges they face in trying to reconnect to society. The report discusses the benefits to the nation of re-engaging these young people and how to get them back on track.

The findings were unveiled as part of a White House summit where panelists made the case for summer jobs to connect low-income and disconnected youth to employment opportunities.
See more details about the summit below.


The Forum for Youth Investment, Jobs for the Future, and YouthBuild USA were part of the report's practitioner advisory committee.