Opportunity Youth Network (OYN) was launched with key leaders from nearly 100 national organizations in March 2013 to capitalize on the momentum created by the White House Council on Community Solutions, which brought new visibility and focus to the needs of 16-24 year olds who are not in school and not working. OYN brings together the country’s leading funders and corporations of all sizes, federal, state and local government officials, non-profits and formerly disconnected youth to work together to reduce the number of disconnected youth by one million over five years. OYN is co-managed by the Forum for Youth Investment, the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions, and Gap Inc.

Grant Information

A grant that enhances the capacity of the Opportunity Youth Network to bring together key leaders from more than 100 national organizations including leading funders, companies, federal/state/local government offices, nonprofits, and Opportunity Youth to: hold the Opportunity Youth field collectively accountable to the goal of reducing the number of disconnected youth in the country; continually take stock of progress in the field; help align related efforts; and catalyze efforts where there are gaps.