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United Way’s Employment Initiative Serves 41,000 Youth

Source: American Graduate Day 2017 (PBS)

On October 14, 2017, representatives from United Way of Bay Area and the office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee discussed the Youth Jobs+ initiative on PBS’s American Graduate Day 2017 program.  

Youth Jobs+ is a city-wide effort to help low-income and disconnected youth (ages 16-24) develop the skills necessary for work, and then connect them to jobs and internships in the public and private sector. The initiative began in 2012 as a partnership between United Way, the Office of the Mayor and the City of San Francisco. Today, United Way works with more than 100 employers and more than 50 youth-serving community partners to connect youth to employment opportunities.