OYN brings together the country’s prominent philanthropists, corporations, federal government officials, nonprofits and young leaders around a goal to reduce the number of opportunity youth by one million every five years.
In partnership with the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions and Gap Inc., the Forum for Youth Investment manages OYN, a network that has brought together the country’s leading philanthropists, corporations, federal government officials, nonprofits and formerly disconnected youth to work together to reconnect one million opportunity youth in five years.
OYN shines a spotlight on what is working for opportunity youth, as well as opportunities to align existing efforts and catalyze new ones. The network facilitates information-sharing and collective action among its members through strategic alignment convenings, bi-monthly e-newsletters, ad-hoc working groups to align efforts, and an annual in-person summit. Thaddeus Ferber and Sara Matthew lead the Forum’s work on OYN. Leaders who work in support of opportunity youth and are interested in engaging with and learning from cross-sector leaders nationally are encouraged to participate in this network.