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Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

2012

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Casey Foundation finds that nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce. With employment among young people at its lowest levels since the 1950s, these youth are veering toward chronic unemployment as adults and failing to gain the skills employers need in the 21st century. In addition to new national and state data on the issue, the report offers recommendations to support youth in gaining a stronger foothold in the economy.

Download the report using the PDF link at the bottom of the page.

Learn more about those who are striving to succeed in the workforce through the stories of these young people:

Read the news release, Youth Unemployment Soars in Past Decade, related to this KIDS COUNT policy report.


Opening Doors: Connecting America's Youth to Opportunity

In support of this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation worked with the Amplifiction Project to produce this video telling the stories of young people and professionals on the front lines of the youth unemployment crisis.





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