[Excerpt from full radio segment]

"A Connecticut foundation says economic inequality is creating stark disparities in education and employment opportunities for young people across Fairfield County.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has tracked this trend through its Community Wellbeing Index, which it created with DataHaven.   

Nancy Von Euler, vice president of Programs for the Foundation, described this disparity, its impact and what the Foundation is doing to change the trend.  

“There’s a population of young people, rather large population of young people, about 10 percent across the state, who are neither in school nor employed. We call these “disconnected youth,” but they’re also considered “opportunity youth,” because if you can re-engage and connect those young people to school and to employment, there’s a tremendous benefit to society and to the economics of the county.”

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Link:
http://wshu.org/post/fairfield-foundation-hopes-steer-vulnerable-youth-path-opportunity

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