53,000. That is the number of young adults ages 16–24 in San Diego County who are NOT in school or working. This is a shocking statistic — and one that must change. The story is not final, but we must act now to flip the script from “disconnection” to “opportunity.” These are opportunity youth. When we engage young people through jobs, school and community, we all win. When we don’t, the long-term impact is devastating on every level.
Flip the Script: 53,000 Reasons to Change the Story of San Diego's Opportunity Youth addresses the disconnection crisis and focuses on solutions. It's up to us to change the script. At the event will be a diverse gathering of our region’s young adults, parents, employers, workforce professionals, service providers, educators, funders, community members, elected leaders and more. Will you join us?
To learn more about this important issue, visit measureofamerica.org.
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation, 404 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114
8:30 a.m. Check-in & networking
9:00 a.m. Opening
9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:25 a.m. Understanding the Story, Flipping the Script
9:45 a.m. 10-minute break
9:55 a.m. Stories, Systems and Solutions
11:05 a.m. Investing in Opportunity — Keynote Address and Employer Panel
11:50 a.m. Lunch
12:35 p.m. Local Action, National Context
12:55 p.m. Putting Youth Voice at the Center of the Solution
2:35 p.m. My Path Out of Poverty
2:50 p.m. Closing Remarks | The Story Doesn’t End Today
Thank you to our sponsors:
Contact Stephen Colón at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 228-2904 for more information on sponsorship.