Youth and Work

A 2012 KIDS COUNT policy report revealed that nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce, veering toward chronic underemployment as adults and failing to gain the skills employers need in the 21st century.

December 30, 2013

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Educational Attainment Data Encouraging

Recent data show that more Americans are earning higher levels of education, due in part to the increase of federal funds to help support education. In 2012, 59% of the U.S. population ages 25 to 34 had a high school diploma or less; 9% had an associate's degree, and 33% had a bachelor's degree or higher (an increase of 2.5 million young people since 2000).

October 21, 2013

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Extending Foster Care Beyond 18: Getting Started

Thanks to the Fostering Connections Act, states have an unprecedented opportunity to expand foster care support beyond the age of 18. This brief helps leaders navigate the new law, design effective programs for young adults and estimate the fiscal impact of extending their state’s foster care finish line.

August 11, 2013

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Accessing Credit Reports for Foster Youth

A Reference Guide for Child Welfare Agencies

This publication gives practical guidance to child welfare workers on meeting the requirements of federal law for accessing and interpreting credit reports for foster youth until they age out of the system.

January 11, 2013

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Youth Unemployment Soars in Past Decade

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce, veering toward chronic underemployment as adults and failing to gain the skills employers need in the 21st century, according to a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Many of these young people, ranging from ages 16 to 24, face numerous obstacles, according to the report, Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity.

December 3, 2012

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Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

This KIDS COUNT policy report suggests that business, government, philanthropy and communities must come together to create opportunities and build a stronger workforce.

March 1, 2012

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