Youth career development is a subfield of workforce development. It serves disengaged youth—young people aged 14-24, who are not actively engaged in education, training, or the workforce. The goal is to help these youth return to school, enroll in post-secondary education or career training programs or start a career. Programs in this field provide skills development, work experiences, and youth development activities.
1. Explore the social issue
Read our youth career development social issue report, which includes: an overview of the social issue, an investment recommendation, information on the return on investment, and ways to take further action.
2. Learn about your state
The state reports define the context of how youth career development is being addressed in Massachusetts and New York.
3. Select an organization
The guide to giving provides information needed to evaluate an organization working on youth career development in five steps.
4. Explore related social issues
Learn about social issues related to youth career development that we have written about in other reports.