About this Initiative
Year Started: 
Social issue: 
Opportunity Youth / Disconnected Youth
Initiative stage: 
Organizing for Impact


San Jose, California, United States of America (the), Far West (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

The Opportunity Youth Partnership (OYP) is aimed at improving education and employment outcomes in Santa Clara County. Specifically, we are working to decrease the dropout rate by 10% and increase the youth empolyment rate by 10%. We believe we can achieve this by cutting the number of Opportunity Youth in Santa Clara County in half by 2025. 

The OYP will work towards this vision using a collective impact approach that engages a robust, multi-sector collaborative that brings together the community-based organizations, government systems, and employers to build reliable, repeatable, and transparent pathways to and through post-secondary education/training.