This blog post cites a CLASP report on disconnected youth.
Kisha Bird is quoted in this article about youth unemployment and why so many young Americans have been left out of the economic recovery.
A new study from Measure of America, “Zeroing In on Place and Race: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities,” confirms that youth disconnection is a nationwide problem requiring federal, state, and local action
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes provisions that have the potential to advance educational equity for some of our most marginalized youth and young children, if state and local leaders and policymakers seize the opportunity.
CLASP identifies and documents effective practices in youth employment service delivery from communities across the country, with particular focus on the function and effectiveness of the workforce investment system and its collaborative relationship with other systems that serve at-risk and disconnected youth. Communities include Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland and San Diego.
The Back on Track Through College model has shown to increase the retention rate of opportunity youth in postsecondary programs.
"Kisha Bird...said opportunity youth were initially categorized as “out of school, out of work” or disconnected youth. But young people, when approached, said neither fit them."
On March 5-6, 2018, stakeholders from across the Southeast gathered to engage in strategic dialogue on behalf of low-income youth and young adults, including opportunity youth.