The Disconnect: America's Youth Crisis

In 2015, there were nearly 5 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who were neither in school nor working. Communities with greater numbers of disconnected youths tend to also have higher levels of unemployment, teen births, and child poverty. In this special series, The Takeaway explores some of the programs in local communities working to tap into the potential of this population. Support for this series is provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.