Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM ET
Measure of America
Forum for Youth Investment
National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and the Reengagement Network
Grads of Life
Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions – Opportunity Youth Forum
Kristen Lewis, Co-Director, Measure of America will highlight the key findings from the research, including regional trends and the associated factors impacting youth disconnection.
Thaddeus Ferber, Vice President of Policy, Forum for Youth Investment will share how the Reconnecting Youth Campaign used Measure of America’s congressional-level data to successfully advocate for $150M of additional federal funding for Opportunity Youth.
Andrew Moore, Director of Youth and Young Adult Connections, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and the Reengagement Network will introduce a new procedure for calculating return on local reengagement investments and additional secondary credential attainment, as a “making the case” tool for local reengagement leaders.
Toi Eshun, Director of Marketing and Communications, Grads of Life will share their unique “7 Second Resumes,” which capture the practical business value that Opportunity Youth offer employers who are looking to build a 21st century workforce.
Monique Miles, Director of the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions – Opportunity Youth Forum will preview the results of the forthcoming evaluation of the third year of implementation of the Opportunity Youth Forum by Equal Measure. In addition to sharing the highlights from the evaluation, Monique will lift up examples from their recent publication, Shift Happens, that will illustrate what system change looks like on the ground in OYF communities.