November 2, 2015

Connecting Youth Opportunity



A research report released October 23 finds that stronger social and academic supports are needed to connect African American youth to education and the workforce. The research report, "Connecting Youth to Opportunity: How Black and African American Youth Perspectives Can Inform a Blueprint for Improving Opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland" presents the findings and implications of a study that looked at disconnection from the perspectives of 1,210 youth, ages 14 to 24, who were high school students, high school graduates, and youth who left high school before graduating.

The report was commissioned by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. It was conceived and written by The Community Foundation, Montgomery College, and BETAH Associates, Inc., and researched by BETAH Associates, Inc.

County Executive Ike Leggett speaking in Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center to discuss “Connecting Youth to Opportunity: How African American Youth Perspectives Can Inform a Blueprint for Improving Opportunity in Montgomery County.” Photo by Pete Vidal, Montgomery College

To review the entire report visit Connecting Youth to Opportunity

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