Hundreds of youth, service providers and community members turned out for the Northeast Opportunity Youth conference in Hartford to share inspiration, resources, and stories and best practices in addressing the needs of Opportunity Youth — at-risk young people aged 18 to 24 not actively engaged in school or the workforce. Click here for a full description.
The Forum for Community Solutions launched the Opportunity Youth Forum in 2012 to leverage momentum of the opportunity youth movement coming out of the White House Council on Community Solutions. The Opportunity Youth Forum supports a network of over two dozen urban, rural, and tribal communities seeking to scale reconnection pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for opportunity youth.
A collaborative campaign calling on Congress to invest in America’s future by funding 1 million pathways to education, training, national service and employment opportunities for Opportunity Youth, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work.
JFF is a national nonprofit that drives change in the American workforce and education systems to achieve economic advancement for all. Working with stakeholders from across the ecosystem, JFF brings evidence-based models and solutions to life, and works to drive systems and policy change, incubate new solutions, accelerate innovation, and drive impact.