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Making Higher Education Policy Work for Opportunity Youth

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.

This brief was made possible by generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented in this report are those of JFF alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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