Young adulthood, between the ages of 16 to 24, is a period of transition. While this stage can be full of hope and opportunity, for some it is fraught with anxiety about disappearing support systems. Of the nearly 40 million Americans between the ages of 16 to 24 in the U.S., approximately five million are neither employed nor in school. This disconnection is not only difficult for the youth themselves, it is also costly to society in the long run:
Donors have a tremendous opportunity here to intervene. In this report, we profile five organizations that have shown notable achievement in reconnecting youth.