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Closing the Gap in the rates and consequences of youth and young adult disconnection

Enjoying Nature

The Disconnection Challenge

In the US, 10.7% of all youth, ages 16-24, are disconnected, meaning they are neither working nor in school.


Washington DC ranks 2nd highest among all the states with 15.6% of all youth being disconnected​.

In the US, 16.7% of Black youth, ages 16-24, are disconnected.  

Washington DC ranks #1 among all the states for Black youth disconnection at 30.5%.

Statistics from: A Decade Undone: 2021 Update. New York: Measure of America, Social Science Research Council, 2021.


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