This presentation was shared at the Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth and Young Adults joint convening with CLASP and the Ford Foundation.
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.
President Obama took office in the midst of the Great Recession—a low point for low-income children who faced the prospect of hunger, unstable housing or even homelessness, and a sharp cutback in work hours for their parents. He will leave office having made significant progress in helping stabilize families, thanks to successes in record access to health care, reduced child poverty, an economy that is generating more jobs, and the potential for better wages and working conditions.
CLASP's comments emphasize ESSA provisions that support efforts to prevent students from dropping out of high school and reengage out-of-school youth, as well as promote alignment with the bi-partisan Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.