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A Brilliant Solution to Empowering the Youth Workforce

October 31, 2023Youth Today published an article written Karen Pittman, former CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, highlights innovative efforts by funders to address the challenges faced by the youth workforce, including low pay, limited benefits, and low status. From Indiana’s own Lilly Endowment, Inc and their investment in youth programs, to the Sanneh Foundation’s unique approach to addressing housing insecurity among youth workers, this thoughtful article emphasizes the importance of better pay, benefits, and professional development for youth workers and the transformative power of coaching, bonding, and shared experiences in the field. The op-ed encourages communities to invest in the youth work field and elevate its status as a profession. Read the full article here.