In Texas, 1 of every 8 young people is disconnected from school and work. In 2021, Greater Texas Foundation, T.L.L.Temple Foundation, and Trellis Foundation brought together more than 80 people to answer the question, “What would it take to reconnect opportunity youth to education and work equitably and at scale across Texas?” This report documents what we learned. Our hope is that regardless of your role and sector, you will see the connections between your work and the work of youth re-engagement.
Convening participants included representatives of state and national philanthropic, governmental, and policy organizations, as well as cross-sector teams representing nine Texas communities. Young adults who have directly experienced disconnection participated, as well.