A Problem in Plain Sight: The Disconnected Youth Crisis in Maricopa County

Another back-to-school season has come and gone. Bus routes have been established, class schedules have been arranged and the school bell rings on a strict timetable. In Phoenix, however, nearly one in five students did not pass through the doors of their school this August. The Data: Phoenix is the fourth biggest metropolitan area struggling …

Disconnected Youth in Maricopa County Nearly 3% Above National Average

Measure of America has identified Phoenix as the fourth major metropolitan area struggling most with disconnected youth – people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor employed – which has led to serious consequences for the city.   About 5.8 million, or one in seven, young adults are disconnected …