Indiana Youth Works is a business-led initiative to reduce levels of youth unemployment in Indiana. Youth unemployment is at crisis levels, with one in five young people currently unemployed. The last similar time of crisis was in the Great Depression.
"There is no greater burden than great potential." by Charles Schulz. This is the spirit that Indiana Youth Works is echoing.
Indiana Youth Works’s focus is simple; to galvanize the business community’s efforts to help create more jobs for young people. There are many great schemes already in existence that focus on preparing young people for the world of work. However, without jobs for young people to go into, these valuable efforts could be wasted.
Indiana Youth Works Objectives
Our aim is to sign on 100 Indiana based companies to support the movement by 2020. These companies can provide their support through creating new entry level employment opportunities for young people aged 16-24, donating money to our charitable fund or providing mentors from within their business to assist young people gain employment.