Investing in young people makes sense.
The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed. We must respond by investing in education programs that ensure young people have the skills they will need to succeed in the new economy.
Education Week reports on the responses to a U.S poll: “77 percent said schools should provide after-school programs. Like you, we are concerned by cuts to the federal education budget, grant funding for after-school and summer programs. (READ MORE)
In the United States, one in eight Americans ages 16 to 24—are not in school or working, roughly 4.9 million youth. Globally, the problem is even worse with one third of the world's 1.8 billion youth between the ages of 10-24 neither employed, nor in education or training.
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Rosaline M. Johnson, Director