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Tailoring Reengagement Strategies For America’s ‘Opportunity Youth’

Measure of America’s latest report, More Than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today, finds important differences in economic and educational backgrounds, living situations, disability rates, and marriage rates between young people who are disconnected and those who are not, all of which point to a difficult reality: Disconnection is often years in the making, and offering jobs to young people is often not enough. —  CitiesSpeak June 14, 2018

Center will provide second chance to young people adrift

In San Antonio, 15.9 percent of the city’s 16- to 24-year-old population falls into that disengaged category, according to the findings of Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research [Council]. That’s higher than the national average of 11.7 percent, and represents about 35,000 teens and young adults in our community. —  San Antonio Express-News June 9, 2018