Who are disconnected youth?
In the United States, 4.9 million teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are considered “disconnected youth,” which means they are not in school, the military or workforce. In Hampton Roads an estimated 1 in 10 youth are considered disconnected.
lack ties to people, institutions and experiences that help them develop knowledge, skills, maturity and purpose in life. The negative effects of youth disconnection ricochet across our economy and society.
How can you help disconnected youth?
Join us for a breakfast on October 17 to explore ways to unlock the potential of our region’s disconnected youth.
Speaker: Kristen Lewis, director, Measure of America
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 a.m. Networking and breakfast
8 a.m. Program
Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP by October 10 at https://reconnectingouryouth.eventbrite.com or (757) 622-7951.
We are partnering with Together We Can Foundation – Smart Transitions
for this event. Together We Can Foundation – Smart Transitions helps Hampton Roads youth who are in foster care, homeless, economically disadvantaged or emotionally challenged successfully transition to independent adult life and careers. Preparing for life and connecting with others helps disconnected youth gain a sense of optimism about their future.