Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

$6 Million Fund to Help Youth Earn Credentials

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On August 12, 2013 (EST)

The Aspen Institute has launched a $6 million Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) to help more disconnected young people access education and training.

There are 6.7 million opportunity youth in American today, 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in school or work. These youth cost America $250 billion every year in lost revenue, earnings, and increased social services, according to researchers. The OYIF will help solve this problem by supporting the work of 21 cross-sector collaboratives nationwide with grants of up to $500,000. These collaboratives will focus on building pathways to postsecondary credentials and family-sustaining careers for Opportunity Youth. As the OYIF’s implementation partner, JFF will help launch this work, provide technical assistance, and convene the grantees’ peer-learning community.

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