“Through Disconnected Eyes” Training Shifts Narrative in Youth Workforce Development
Larry Robbin has worked to close the opportunity gap since he was a high schooler, when he first volunteered with a workforce development program at Chicago’s Cabrini Green housing project, serving juveniles and adult gang members coming out of the justice system.
Youth Employment Programs Often Lack Good Connections with Employers
Most youth employment programs struggle to find ways to open the doors to job opportunities. They face major external challenges including a lack of funding, employer bias against hiring youth, and the growing gap between youth skill levels and those demanded by the labor market.