October 31, 2018
At a Glance
While the economy has improved in recent years, millions of Americans don’t have the credentials they need to secure high-quality, family-supporting jobs. This is particularly true among young adults who are disconnected from both education and work and often referred to as opportunity youth.
Current higher education policies are not structured to best serve opportunity youth. In preparation for a new Congress and new state policy leaders, JFF developed Making Higher Education Policy Work for Opportunity Youth, highlighting the importance of, and recommendations for, higher education pathways to support opportunity youth.