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Youth Have Opportunities for Employment and Career Readiness (Anne Arundel CD)

Percent of Youth Ages 16-24 Not in School and Not Working

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Story Behind the Curve


  • age to withdraw from school is increasing
  • lack of transportation
  • no drivers licenses (bad policy, lack of documentation)
  • lack of affordablechild care
  • lack of academic skills ***** MATH & READING
  • lack of soft skills/people skills
  • behavioral health challenges - mental health, substance abuse
  • criminal charges from early youth that can't be expunged (policy)
  • instability - including homelessness
  • understanding multiple pathways to employment above/beyond college
  • need career exploration opportunities (upward bound)
  • racism in hiring discrimination in general
  • cultural attitude that these kids can't be fixed/saved/salvaged/rescued
  • lack of access to caring adults - support systems
  • lack a personal vision for the future or lack support to help them achieve a vision they have
  • need to learn how to navigate life


  • Mental Health Agency
  • employers
  • transportation folks
  • faith community
  • DJS
  • YSB's (incl. JIFI)
  • Parole & Probation
  • AACC
  • Sororities and Fraternities
  • Ft Meade
  • Goodwill
  • DSS
  • Homeless coalition
  • parents/families
  • coaches
  • philanthropy
  • engaged citizens
  • peers
  • DLLR
  • Parks & Rec
  • Skill trade programs (ex. IEC)

What Works

  • JIFI
  • Jobcorps
  • mentoring
  • Navigation
  • Apprenticeship
  • wraparound in connection/collaboration with other pieces
  • integration of academics and vocational training
  • available jobs that pay a living wage
  • tuition incentive or waiver programs
  • investment in future(financial, social)
  • Student Achievement Success Program (SASP)
  • Montgomery County program for DJS/DSS kids
  • Diversion programs/restorative justice practices
  • Social supports (arts, sports,community)
  • Transition programs for foster care youth


  • Mentors (low-cost)
  • Off the wall - takethesekids out of their communities and let them see other parts of the world
  • Alternative programs/high schools with different grad requirements (Off the wall)
  • Mopeds (Pam)
  • Work-based mentoring (Chipotle)
  • Government buys a "driving range" (not golf) where kids could get their drivers ed requirement hours -Safety City
  • Driving clubs to help with driving Transportation alternatives (Uber, Van-GO)
  • Work based childcare(free?)
  • Mentoring of families/parent support
  • 2 Generation programming
  • Enhanced "early warning" systems with accelerated engagement
  • Enhanced wraparound Longitudinal tracking of youth (Baltimore?)
  • Life-skills classes (learn how to budget, homecare,cooking,etc.)
  • Affordable/accessible mental health services

Data Discussion

  • Interested in PBIS data
  • School climate survey data
  • Need good unemployment data from AAWDC
  • disaggregated school graduation data
  • DJS data by zip code/school/jurisdiction
  • Chronic absenteeism data by school

Would like to do an overlay of PBIS, Absenteeism data and DJS data to identify potential"hot spots"

Indicator: Youth Not in School and Not Working (% ages 16-24)

Definition: The percentage of the population ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and who are not working (either unemployed or not in the labor force).
Source: Measure of America analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey PUMS Microdata ( and custom tabulations for county and county equivalents provided by special arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau.

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