ROI for Reconnecting Opportunity Youth in Each Congressional District

Providing federal funding for opportunity youth (16-24 year olds who are not in school and can’t find a job) is not just the right thing to do; it is also good for each district’s bottom line.

This paper analyzes the cost saving available from reconnecting opportunity youth in each congressional district, calculates the lifetime Return on Investment (ROI), shares a plan for federal programs to reach one million opportunity youth, and reports how much savings would result from implementing the plan.

The livestream from the Congressional Briefing where this report was released can be viewed here.