FLIP THE SCRIPT

CHANGING THE STORY OF SAN DIEGO'S OPPORTUNITY YOUTH

An initiative of the San Diego Workforce Partnership

9.7%

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

 There are 43,000 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 story is not final, but we must act now to flip the script from “disconnection” to “opportunity.” These are opportunity youth. When we engage young people through jobs, school and community, we all win. When we don’t, the long-term impact is devastating on every level.

 

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

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.

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