OPPORTUNITYSD

A PARTNERSHIP TO TACKLE YOUTH DISCONNECTION IN THE SAN DIEGO REGION

An initiative of the San Diego Workforce Partnership

8.6%

 OF SAN DIEGANS BETWEEN 16 AND 24 YEARS OLD ARE DISCONNECTED FROM SCHOOL AND WORK 

 There are 37,000 young adults ages 16–24 in San Diego County who are not working or in school. 

This is a shocking statistic—and one that must change.

THE VISION

cut the rate

7.3% by 2020

We must reconnect and prevent disconnection for an estimated 10,800 youth, reducing the rate by 0.5% annually.

HALVE THE GAP

4.4% by 2020

By 2020, no neighborhood should be more than 4.4% above the countywide  disconnection rate. This would ”halve the  gap” between the area with the current highest rate (18.6%) and the county average, focusing efforts and resources on underserved communities.

 

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