Opportunity Youth Report

Nationally, there are 5.25 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor employed. These youth are known as “Opportunity Youth,” as they represent untapped potential for the future workforce needs of the United States.

While opportunity youth face many barriers to reengaging with education and employment opportunities, they remain hopeful that they can achieve their academic and career goals.

To learn more about Opportunity Youth in Memphis and Shelby County and ways to get involved, download and review the Opportunity Youth Baseline Report linked below. The OY Report was prepared by Seeding Success and members of the Opportunity Youth Collaborative Action Network (CAN).

Opportunity Youth Baseline Report

Opportunity Youth CAN members are:

  • Boys & Girls Club (Technical Center)
  • CoreFire at the Kroc
  • Goodwill Excel Center
  • Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce
  • Health Tech Institute of Memphis
  • Literacy Mid-South
  • Mediation and Restitution/Reconciliation Services
  • ResCare
  • Seedco
  • Workforce Investment Network
  • Yowealth Academy