Mobilizing the Field
Youth unemployment is unacceptably high- with only 1 in 3 of all teens and 1 in 4 of black teens working. Three out of 10 high school students and more than 50 percent of minority youth and youth in high poverty urban and rural communities do not graduate on time. America needs a youth agenda that keeps all youth on track and prepared for college, work and life AND reengages the millions that are off-track through investments ranging from service learning, job training to workforce development and learning strategies and supports that allow youth to access the education services that they need. This agenda should resonate across all levels of government and at the grassroots of community service delivery.
National Investment Strategy
The Campaign for Youth has developed a set of recommendations for a national strategy for federal investment to reconnect youth who are out of school, out of work and disconnected. View the two documents--the full document and its accompanying executive summary- which are being used to advocate with the administration and congress for increased priority to developing a national youth policy and expanding federal investment.
The RAISE UP Act
The Campaign Steering Committee member organizations, individually and collectively have actively garnered the support of more than 70 local and national organizations, in support of the RAISE UP Act (S. 1608; H.R. 3982), calling for an infusion of resources in high poverty communities to reclaim high school drop outs and place them on a pathway toward education and labor market success.