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Can social capital promote work readiness in opportunity youth? New study has answers

Boat, A. A., Syvertsen, A. K., & Scales, P. C. (2021). The role of social capital in promoting work readiness among opportunity youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 131, 106270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106270 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest: Measure of America (a Social Science Research council program) discovered that roughly one in nine American youth between sixteen […]

[Webinar] Investing in America’s Future: Reconnecting Opportunity Youth

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Many youths from racially marginalized communities, especially those that have multiple risk factors (e.g. living in poverty and/or being involved in the criminal justice system) are less likely to have naturally-occurring mentoring relationships with non-parental figures.   This March, MENTOR will have a discussion on tackling […]