Our nation faces a true crisis in youth employment. Millions of our nation’s youth are in urgent need of a seamless, interconnected system of education, community service, and employment that prepares them for long-term labor market success. To address this, GCPI’s new Youth Employment Project is identifying and developing fundamental principles and a detailed national strategy that combines work experience and education to boost individual employment opportunities, youth engagement, and preparation for the labor market. Support for this project is provided by the Ford Foundation.
This report introduces a Youth Opportunity Guarantee of education, training, and employment for all youth ages 16 to 24 in the United States. After years of extensive research and consultation with well over 100 experts and stakeholders, GCPI has created a framework that integrates secondary, postsecondary, and employment systems to make long-term labor market success a reality for all youth in the United States.
Forging New Pathways for Today’s Lost Generation
GCPI Announces Project on Youth Employment