Giving Compass' Take:

• A webinar at The Aspen Institute features leaders in summer youth employment programs, who discuss strategies for solving problems during coronavirus.

• How critical are summer youth employment programs in developing intergenerational solutions for equity and justice? What can you do to learn from these youth leaders and apply lessons for future development programs?

• Read more about the importance of youth employment programs in developing young leaders.

This has been a summer like no other. As the nation and all communities grapple with the impacts of a global pandemic, racial injustice and economic crisis, young people have been at the center of these circumstances: resilient in the face of uncertainty and standing on the front lines for racial justice. Join us to hear from community leaders on what really happened this summer – innovation and challenges to supporting young people in the wake of tragedy.

In communities nationwide, summer youth employment programs (SYEP) play an important role preparing young people for careers and can improve economic, academic and behavioral outcomes for youth and young adults in low-income communities. Yet social distancing requirements due to Covid-19 made operating such programs in a traditional manner this summer impossible.

Join us as we reconvene leaders from five communities from the Opportunity Youth Forum and Communities Collaborating to Reconnect Youth networks who previously shared their innovative and resilient strategies to adapt SYEP despite these challenges at our last webinar on May 28th on this topic.

Targeting youth employment training providers, workforce systems leaders, funders, and policymakers, this interactive webinar highlighted specific examples of strategies, tactics and resources and create a space to exchange ideas about how to solve common challenges.

Watch the full video about summer youth employment programs at The Aspen Institute.