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KIDS COUNT Indicator Brief: Reducing the Number of Disconnected Youth

Shore, Rima

Annie E. Casey Foundation

2003

This brief outlines strategies to reduce the number of disconnected youth such as: aiming for comprehensive system reform, not just the provision or expansion of direct services; starting with schools; creating well-structured school-to-career programs; addressing impediments to employment; and meeting adolescents’ needs for nurturance, guidance, and protection.