Agenda: Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults

This meeting agenda outlined the discussion at CLASP's convening with the Ford Foundation enttled Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults.

Our objectives for this discussion were as follows:

  • Develop shared understandings of who youth and young adults are, where they live, the opportunities they have access to, and the challenges they are confronting;
  • Identify mainstream and alternative narratives on “Millennials” and their implications of those narratives for policies that impact the economic mobility, health and wellbeing of the population; and
  • Explore and identify strategies to more effectively center the needs of youth and the young adult population and in particular low-income youth and young adults and young people of color.