Connecting Opportunity Youth to Education and Employment
On February 25, 2016, the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) hosted the Connecting Opportunity Youth to Education and Employment Webinar. This free Webinar explored research on assisting opportunity youth with obtaining the education, services, and work experience they need to become self-sufficient as they transition to adulthood. Opportunity youth are young people ages 16-24 who are disconnected from work or school. Speakers from MDRC, Georgetown University, and the Gateway to College National Network discussed research-based strategies for serving opportunity youth. Dr. Harry Holzer, Mr. Nick Mathern, and Ms. Farhana Hossain co-presented on the subject. Ms. Venessa Marks moderated the discussion.