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Opportunity Youth: Who and Why?

As the movement grows to help youth who are disconnected from school and work, crucial questions include "Who are they?" and "Why are they disconnected?"
Information Update
April 25, 2013

The Annie E. Casey Foundation found some answers and shared them last month at the Ready by 21 National Meeting.
Foundation Vice President Lisa Hamilton broke down the nation's population of 6.5 million opportunity youth by age range, race and parental status, then talked about why they are disconnected. Watch segments of Hamilton's discussion (with charts) about the opportunity youth population (1:33 minutes) and about why it's hard for young people to find work (1:15 min.).

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