"Isolated efforts are unlikely to solve our most complex problems by themselves. youthCONNECT moves beyond isolated impact and on to collective action to help the young people in our communities."
- Venture Philanthropy Partners
In partnership with the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), VPP’s youthCONNECT is a pioneering philanthropic effort that aligns public-private capital + evaluation experts + innovative nonprofit organizations all working to dramatically improve the life opportunities of vulnerable youth.
youthCONNECT will demonstrate that the intractable and complex challenges of youth—ages 14 to 24 who come from low-income families and are inadequately prepared for successful adulthood—can be addressed in the National Capital Region through an integrated approach that can be expanded both regionally and nationally.
youthCONNECT aims to directly improve the education, employment and healthy behavior outcomes for up to 20,000 low-income youth ages 14-24 in the National Capital Region by 2015.
See VPP’s announcement for details.