Roundtable #2: Facilitating Youth Financial Well-Being: Creating Opportunity Pathways for Youth and Young Adults
Young adulthood is a time of life when people need to be able to invest in themselves in their own development. Working long hours in a low-wage job is usually incompatible with having the time to successfully attend full-time school or training, which is critical for academic success. Opportunity Pathways include affordable and effective training, post-secondary education programs, and labor-market on-ramps to jobs with good pay benefits and career advancement. This roundtable discussion will focus on Opportunity Pathway programs designed to engage youth who are neither in school nor working.
Attend this roundtable discussion to:
- Explore the financial challenges that youth between the ages of 16-25 who are neither in school nor working.
- Learn about models to connect youth to affordable and effective training and educational programs
- Share strategies to connect youth to labor market opportunities with good pay, benefits, and career advancement.
Session spotlight: Opportunity Youth. Explore the financial challenges that youth between the ages of 16-25 who are neither in school nor working.
- Jeffrey Phillip Forrest, Hilton Foundation
- Karen Murrell, Asset Funders Network
- Joanna Smith-Ramani, Aspen Institute Financial Security Project
- Mike Swigert, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions
- Jerome Walker, Year Up
- John Valverde, Youth Build USA
Roundtable Discussion Series
This session is part of the Roundtable Discussion Series that includes four sessions for members only. Each session will be designed as a standalone discussion, but members are encouraged to attend the entire series. View the entire series and dates here.
Contact Karen Murrell with any questions.
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