Photo credit: Andrea Baue Photography, 2017
You can make a difference. Through our workshops and pop-ups, we are giving Yungpreneurs (young entrepreneurs) the platform and fundamental life skills that will benefit them throughout life.
An unfortunate cycle in America is poverty, unemployment, inadequate education and lack of jobs skills for future generations. Youth unemployment is one of the highest issues we face in our country, this impacts millions of young people and their families. Over 5.3 Million young people in this country, specifically in unprivileged cities and rural areas – have either dropped out of high school or cannot find adequate employment after high school. *[Site: Senator Bernie Sanders, August 1, 2017.]
Specifically, in Minnesota, the teen unemployment rate remains. Data shared by DEED shows unemployment rates for 16-19-year old workforce is now under 10%. People ages 16-24 years old make up 8% of the entire state unemployment rate, while 16-19-year old shift to 10.1% and the lowest age group is 20-24-year-old at only 6.7%. *[Site: May 2016- TC Business]