What Will It Take to #FixYoungAmerica?

Since the beginning of the global recession, I’ve written several blog posts advising young professionals on how to find jobs and advance in their careers despite terrible economic circumstances. Namely, youth employment is at a 60-year low and student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion.

This week I’m excited to announce my participation, as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), in a major national initiative called #FixYoungAmerica.

The goal of the initiative is to highlight dozens of real and proven solutions from respected leaders — in academia, government and the private and non-profit sectors  — to help 20- to 30-somethings, recent grads, young veterans and other unemployed/under-employed individuals to overcome youth unemployment.

Starting this week, the YEC and its campaign partners are kicking off a national conversation with a set of proven entrepreneurial solutions to answer this crucial question: How do we overcome the epidemics of youth unemployment and underemployment and #FixYoungAmerica?

The YEC-led coalition will spearhead a crowdfunding and mainstream media campaign, host various events across the country and launch the official #FixYoungAmerica book, a compilation of essays on entrepreneurship written by America’s brightest intellectuals, nonprofit founders, philanthropists, educators, politicians and entrepreneurs.

Interested in becoming part of this mass movement, attending an event or reading the book? Visit fixyoungamerica.com to learn about ways you can get involved!

 


3 Responses to “What Will It Take to #FixYoungAmerica?”

  1. Susanna Dvash

    I think one problem with the new/young workers is their inability to recognize their inexperience and work with it instead of working against it. Straight out of college, they think they have all the answers when stopping to reflect on what they are constantly learning every day could have a much better effect on their employment opportunities. This isn’t directly related, but relevant: http://meantforsomethingbetter.com/2012/03/07/what-blank-taught-me/

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    • Lindsey Pollak

      @Susanna – Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Glad to know about your blog.

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