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Identifying Gaps in Youth Employment Programs

September 9, 2022

National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) released its report “Identifying Gaps in Youth Employment Programs’ Capacity to Address Youth Mental Health Needs.” NYEC, in partnership with its member agencies, youth providers, academic institutions, and other partners, deployed a national survey in March 2022 to understand the readiness of youth programs across the US to respond to the youth mental health crisis; the processes and systems providers have in place to fight the crisis; and what supports they need to combat this ongoing, life-threatening challenge. This report identifies the many challenges practitioners face on micro and macro levels, insights into what young people are experiencing, and the types of interventions and support that are needed.