RECONNECTING SANTA FE YOUTH

Formerly Bridging the Disconnect


Outcome Area: Prevention and Re-engagement of Disconnected Youth

  • #/% of disconnected youth & # re-engaged
    • 16-18 re-engaged to school for HS diploma or alternative education
    • 19-24 re-engaged to education, job or training
  • Dropout Rate
  • Youth arrest rate

The Reconnecting Santa Fe Youth CWG is focused on the prevention and re-engagement of Disconnected Youth. The CWG mission is to reduce the number and percent of youth between the ages of 16-24 disconnected from school and jobs. Building on the data collected during the 2017 Reconnecting Youth Survey, the CWG will host youth focus groups to discuss the data and prioritize the community needs. Civic Engagement and Advocacy training will be facilitated to youth who are recruited and selected from a wide variety of youth agencies to engage as a Reconnecting Youth Civic Engagement Team. This Reconnecting Youth Civic Engagement Team will gain the leadership skills and voice through these training workshops to empower them to speak out to policy makers, officials, panels and community agencies to promote awareness and the need for solutions and change in areas of high need as revealed through the Reconnecting Youth Survey Results.

Lead Convener: YouthWorks Santa Fe

Other Members: Apex


Contact Information

melynn@santafeyouthworks.org