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Out of School and Without Work: the Disconnected Youth

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  The Millennial Generation is now even more numerous than Baby Boomers. People think of millennials as confident, tech savvy, and team-oriented, but across the country, millions of the youngest millennials also fit the definition of disconnected: 16 to 24 years old, out of school and out of work.

Maryland estimates that one out of ten of its young people, 94 thousand, are disconnected. Today we’ll learn what’s behind this sad social trend and who is most affected. We’ll talk with Mark Mittelman, the executive director of New Pathways; Susan Emfinger the director of business and community relations for Hope-Forward; and Jamal C. a formerly disconnected youth and alumnus of New Pathways who is now seeing better days.

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Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.