FLIP THE SCRIPT
That is the number of 16-24 year olds in San Diego County not in school and not working. That means 9.7% of our region's young adults are disconnected from education and career. If unaddressed, the youth disconnection crisis will continue its negative impact on individuals, families, businesses, communities, and the overall growth and prosperity of San Diego County. These are opportunity youth. How can we flip the script from disconnection to opportunity?
On April 13, 2017, over 500 youth, young adults, parents, educators, service providers, funders, businesses, government leaders, elected officials and other stakeholders met at Flip the Script to better understand the story of San Diego's opportunity youth and outline an action plan to ‘cut the rate’ and ’halve the gap’ by 2020.
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
7.3% 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.
The Action Plan is organized by the three primary drivers of youth disconnection identified by Flip the Script: San Diego's Opportunity Youth
Flip the Script attendees were guided through an accelerated human centered design session to identify the key issues and opportunities that must be understood and addressed in our shared efforts to reduce youth disconnection. The results are summarized in the word clouds below.