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dc.contributor.authorDurand, Casey P.
Garcia, Adriana
Holeywell, Ryan
Johnson-Baker, Kimberly
O'Connell, Heather
Raker, Ethan
Wu, Jie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T21:04:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T21:04:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Durand, Casey P., Garcia, Adriana, Holeywell, Ryan, et al.. "Houston's Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston's Economy." (2016) Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research: https://doi.org/10.25611/y7n8-7zhh.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105204
dc.description Nearly one in seven young adults in the Houston area is neither working nor in school. Despite the country’s gradual economic recovery following the recent recession, these youth ranging in age from 16 to 24 years, represent an often over-looked segment of society. Nationally, such disconnected youth – referred to here at Opportunity Youth and Young Adults – are estimated to number 6.7 million. Here in Houston, there are an estimated 111,000 disengaged youth and young adults. Many have dropped out of school. Still more finished high school but had few options awaiting them. Barriers like criminal records and a lack of skills, experience or even transportation often work against their best intentions. The cost of inaction is an estimated $30 billion in the Houston area. But there are organizations working to reengage them and help them meet their potential.
dc.description.abstract Though the U.S. economy is gradually showing signs of rebounding, a group of young people known as Opportunity Youth and Young Adults (OYYA) continues to lag behind. Defined as young people ages 16 to 24 who neither work nor attend school, the OYYA population is growing both nationally and in the Houston area. This study aims to identify characteristics of the group and highlight the most successful practices to address its needs.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research
dc.relation.urihttps://kinder.rice.edu/research/houstons-opportunity-reconnecting-disengaged-youth-and-young-adults-strengthen-houstons
dc.rights Copyright ©2016 by Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research. All rights reserved.
dc.title Houston's Opportunity: Reconnecting Disengaged Youth and Young Adults to Strengthen Houston's Economy
dc.type Report
dc.identifier.digital KI_2016_OYYA
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.25611/y7n8-7zhh


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