Phoenix’s youth reconnect with their futures
Oct. 12, 2017
A report in 2010 found that Phoenix led the nation in cities with “disconnected youth;” individuals ages 16 to 24 who were not in school and not working.
Since then, different organizations have risen to the challenge to reconnect the city’s 100,000 youth with a path to success. Thanks to groups like Youth Build, the number of disconnected youth has dropped 27 percent. This report is part of an ongoing PBS series on poverty and opportunity, “Chasing the Dream.”