Executive Director – Nationwide Youth Employment Coalition
In the us, the long path from kindergarten into a knockout post the work market is definitely an barrier program that sets up tens of scores of young adults for failure, especially those people who are Ebony or brown. Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young adults are navigating a disrupted education system or trying to find jobs through the 3rd economic depression in the past twenty years. We want a vision that is radically different the transition to adulthood, and we also want it now.
From springtime 2019 to spring 2020, jobless among teenagers spiked from 8.4per cent to 24.4percent. Also prior to the pandemic, the youth work market was at crisis, utilizing the portion of young adults used or looking for just work at historic lows.