The National Youth Employment Coalition improves the lives
of the 5.5 million young people who are out of school and out of work.
We do this by improving the effectiveness of the organizations
and the systems that serve these “opportunity youth.” We collect, study, and
support the implementation of best practices, all with a strong focus on equity
organizations that serve and study opportunity youth, bringing the wisdom of
practitioners to policymakers and the fields of workforce development,
education, youth development, and rehabilitation services. Our members work to address the many barriers that
opportunity youth face, helping young people gain and maintain employment,
complete high school and persist in postsecondary education, enhance their
well-being, and become productive citizens. NYEC members include nonprofit
providers of services to youth, as well as city agencies, local workforce development
boards, and research organizations.