Disconnected Young People in New York City: Crisis and Opportunity

by Siobhan M. Cooney; Danijela Korom-Djakovic; Wendy S. McClanahan; Laura Wyckoff

Sep 1, 2008
Commissioned by JobsFirstNYC, this report examines what is known about New York City's disconnected youth -- 16 to 24 year-olds who are not working and not in school. The report explores the roots of disconnection and identifies five priority populations of young people who are at high risk of becoming disconnected. It presents information about specific areas of the city with high concentrations of disconnected young people and summarizes a number of promising strategies for reclaiming this important human resource.
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