In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    Which groups of teens are at greatest risk of becoming disconnected.

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    How to re-engage disconnected youth in education.

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    How to gear workforce development programs toward the needs of teens and young adults.

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    How to identify and address the obstacles to employment.

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    The importance of social networks in engaging teens.

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    How to foster collaborations that aid in systems reform.

Key Takeaway

All Members of the Community Have a Role to Play in Re-Engaging Teens

To effectively re-engage disconnected teens and put them on the path to success, a broad spectrum of community stakeholders—from elected officials to educators and social workers to parents, mentors and teens themselves—need to work together, employing strategies that:

  • Re-engage youth in education
  • Connect youth and young adults to meaningful job and career opportunities
  • Meet the job training and skill-building needs of disconnected youth
  • Address obstacles to employment
  • Engage youth in social networks, mentoring and community
  • Promote comprehensive reform through collaboration

Findings & Stats

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