Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. There are 5,527,000 disconnected youth in America today, or one in seven young adults (13.8 percent)—about as many people as live in Minnesota. The national disconnected youth population is larger than the populations of thirty US states.
Editor's Note: This blog series discusses select case studies, and what makes them interesting, that have been chosen for preliminary research by the Millions Learning project at the Brookings Center for Universal Education.
Originally published by Bloomberg Business on June 30, 2015.
When Iliana Montauk moved to the Gaza Strip in 2013, what most struck the former Google staffer and Harvard graduate wasn't the poverty, the rubble from decades of conflict, or the lack of reliable electricity. It was the drive and focus of the citizens.
Employment and entrepreneurship challenges in Jordan are similar to those across much of the Middle East and North Africa. As the focus of so much international aid and development programming, Jordan is also a laboratory for how efforts to build young people’s skills and reorient their career aspirations can make an impact in the region.
To analyze findings of its own recent fieldwork in Jordan, the CSIS Middle East Program invites you to a roundtable discussion.
Carolyn Barnett Center for Strategic and International Studies
EDC, The Wilson Center, USAID, and WOLA. Co-sponsored by George Washington University
Jun 22, 2015 (03:30am to 05:00am)
Very little research and programming exists on the resilience of young people in North America, much less in other regions. Little attempt has been made to compare and contrast youth resilience in various regions, for the purpose of sharing experiences and lessons learned.
At this session, EDC will present findings on youth violence and resilience from their recent study conducted in Honduras and Northern Kenya using the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28).