Across the United States, over 4.9 million 16- to 24-year-olds have been separated from pathways to productive adulthood.1 They are known as “Opportunity Youth,” both because they are seeking opportunities to provide for themselves and their families, and because they represent untapped potential for employers, communities and our economy.
The Reconnecting Youth Campaign is now calling on Senate and House appropriators to invest in our opportunity youth for Fiscal Year 2019. This investment includes programs like the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Job Corps, YouthBuild, Americorps, Chafee Education and Training Vouchers and more. Contact your representative in Congress today!
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