In the United States, nearly five million, or one in nine, young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are classified as “opportunity youth.” That is, they are neither in school nor in the workforce. This presents broad economic and social challenges for entire communities. CUMU member institutions can play a key role in addressing the barriers leading to these high levels of disconnection from education and employment.
Please join us for a one-hour webinar featuring a dynamic panel of professionals who support young people through social emotional support, academic, and economic opportunity. Participants of this webinar will leave with information about supporting young people through a trauma informed care lens, examples of utilizing partnerships with school districts, workforce development information, and more!
The needs and inequities young people grapple with in seeking meaningful employment or educational opportunities are increasingly apparent and complex as we all combat the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to learn and share best practices as we all begin to plan for and develop what this new normal will look like.