On December 5th, over 75 local leaders convened at Quincy College to discuss Opportunity Nation’s Shared Plan – to build the necessary education and job training pipelines that convert the potential of young adults today to the job market of today and tomorrow.
Some people prefer billboard, yard signs or TV advertisements. Me? Give me a shrink-wrapped tractor trailer and I'll show you a powerful way to raise awareness of a critical issue affecting an entire generation of Americans.
I recently took a moment to sit down with my boss and discuss the Youth & Business Toolkit, referencing the Opportunity Nation website, and highlighting some of the ways that the New Hope Family Shelter might utilize these tools in the future.
Jonathan Lavine has contributed and continues to contribute an incredible amount of his time, energy, and expertise to Opportunity Nation, alongside many of our coalition members and other strategic partners.
World Vision is rebuilding hope at home by empowering young people through educational and developmental programs, the capacity of our partners, public policy advocacy, disaster response, and mobilizing resources to improve child well-being.
It takes courage to think beyond tradition and just as much bravery to stand behind ones’ principles. Two faith leaders have done both and have highlighted some of their thoughts on the status of many youth in crisis, while also sharing their commitment to support young people and foster change.