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100 Days to House & Employ Youth webinar

Dec 12, 2017

The 100-Day Challenges on Youth Homelessness are part of the growing national movement to prevent and end youth homelessness in America. Through these challenges, community leaders, front line staff, and youth experiencing homelessness come together to set and work toward an ambitious goal related to ending homelessness among young people in their community. In July 2017, a second round of challenges kicked off in five communities including one of our Connections Project Sites: Hennepin County, Minnesota. With the recognition that access to employment and economic opportunity plays a key role in helping young people exit homelessness, Hennepin County set a bold, first-of-its-kind 100 day goal: to safely and stably house 150 youth while also ensuring that 75% of those youth were employed. This webinar gives an overview of the 100-Day Challenge process and draw from Hennepin's experience to lift up their successes and sticking points , lessons learned about homeless services and workforce development systems collaboration, and future directions for their work.