Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America

Thanks to a greatly improved economy and efforts like those described above, the country has made real progress in tackling this important issue; this is good news we should all celebrate. But challenges remain: 4.9 million young women and men are still disconnected from the educational and employment opportunities required for rewarding, productive lives. If all disconnected youth lived together in a single state, that state would have roughly the population of South Carolina or Colorado. This report takes a look at who comprises this remaining group, what particular challenges they face, and what strategies have been shown to work.

Title
Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America
Published
Measure of America, March 8, 2017
On the web
Citation
Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America (Brooklyn, NY: Measure of America, March 8, 2017), https://ssrc-static.s3.amazonaws.com/moa/Promising%20Gains%20Final.pdf.