For the 16-24 age group, we estimate that at least 6.7 million (17%) are currently ‘opportunity youth’. These youth are disproportionately male and from minority groups, but substantial rates are found for all youth groups.
Opportunity youth may have dropped out of high school or college and been unable to find work; may have been involved in the criminal justice system; may have mental or health conditions that have inhibited their activities; or may have care-giving responsibilities in their families.
(In association with Civic Enterprises with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for the Corporation for National and Community Service)
All of our students, at Covenant House Academy-Detroit, are Opportunity Youth.
Our Opportunity Youth Program Office facilitates the following:
- Life After High School Program
- Senior Seminar
- Employment and Training
- Tour of My City Photography and Calendar
- WIN (Women In Need) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Program
- Fatherhood Initiative Program
- Student Resource Fair
- E.A.C.E. Project (Parent, Educators, and Community Engagement) A collaborative effort to provide essential programming to the “hardest to reach” Opportunity Youth who have fallen below under-engagement and need critical care and intervention strategies of engagement.
Opportunity Youth Program Office Picture: