Congressional Briefing: Reclaiming Our Nation’s Disconnected Youth


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10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Join United Way, in partnership with the Campaign for Youth, First Focus, Forum for Youth Investment, and the National Collaboration for Youth, for a briefing on Capitol Hill to raise awareness about the estimated 6.7 million “disconnected youth” ages 16 to 24 that are unattached to school or work. Hear from a cross-section of community leaders about their efforts to employ integrated dropout prevention and recovery approaches that support young people in achieving successful life outcomes.

Presenters at the briefing include:

  • Jeff Fleischer, CEO, Youth Advocate Programs
  • Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent, Texas School District
  • Bill Hanbury, CEO, United Way of the National Capital Area
  • Ernest Dorsey, Assistant Director, Youth Services for the Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City
  • Formerly disconnected youth

Hosted by: Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Congressman Dale Kildee (MI-5)

With support from: Young Invincibles, YouthBuild USA, Public Allies and Year Up National Capital Region

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