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Jobs are the Answer for Rural Disconnected Youth

by YouthAbility, Inc.
Jobs are the Answer for Rural Disconnected Youth

Summary

YouthAbility provides training in entry level business skills for disconnected youth ages 16-24 in our Angels of Hope Training Center located in Humboldt County, California.

$1,870
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years

Challenge

The inability to get a job can be life-threatening at any age in the U.S. For disconnected youth, many of whom have aged-out of the foster care system, unemployment can quickly lead to homelessness, hunger and violent criminal activity. Jobs are scarce in rural Humboldt County, CA. Young people without the required entry level skills face a nearly impossible task when trying to secure a job.

Solution

Our training program will serve at least 25 trainees, giving these disconnected youth access to technology, mentors, online business training programs and other critical business skills needed for them to become easily employable young people.

Long-Term Impact

The ongoing expansion of our training program will give increasing numbers of local disconnected youth opportunities to become self-supporting adults. This will have the potential to reduce homelessness, hunger and criminal behavior among this part of the population which represents 30% of all unemployed people in California.

Resources

http:/​/​youthability.org/​
Disconnected Youth by Y.T.F.G.
Profile of Idle Youth by the U.S. Census
Connecting Youth through Multiple Pathways

Organization Information

YouthAbility, Inc.

Location: Eureka, California - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @youthability
YouthAbility, Inc.
Betsy  Burch
Project Leader:
Betsy Burch
Dr.
Eureka, California United States

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