Summit on Connecting Youth In Blair County
Blair County was one of twelve counties across the country to be chosen by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Programs to receive community coaching on efforts to reduce childhood poverty.
Across the country, 11.9% of youth are disconnected (not in school or working). In Blair County, 14.4% of our youth are disconnected which is higher than Pennsylvania at 12.3%. If you are involved with youth or are interested on the impact of youth disconnectedness in Blair County, we really need your participation.
The goal of the Summit is to bring together stakeholders to identify the issues and then develop implementation plans to engage youth across Blair County. The five areas of focus are: school attendance, workforce development, school & community interventions, mentoring, and pro-social activities & community engagement.