Did you know that:
- One in six young people between ages 16 and 24 years old are unattached to work or school in America? (Approximately 6.7 million“disconnected” youth)
- There are approximately 3.4 million young people who are “chronically disconnected,” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16.
In June, the House Education and Workforce Committee passed a WIA Reauthorization Bill that would eliminate youth jobs and training.
The Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (HR 4297) would cut employment and training services for approximately 250,000 young people across the nation.