April 8, 2021
This two page infographic describes the state of the Opportunity Youth Forum Common Measures for 2019. The OYF Common Measures are part of the overall assessment and evaluation approach used in the OYF network. Each OYF member community receives this data on an annual basis, which describes the overall opportunity youth population, based on data collected by the US Census Bureau.
The Four Common Measures are:
- Overall community disconnection rate: The rate of young people disconnected from work and school (i.e., opportunity youth).
- High school disconnection rate: The rate of young people without a high school diploma/GED and not working who are disconnected from high school.
- Postsecondary disconnection rate: The rate of young people with a high school diploma/GED, without a postsecondary credential who are disconnected from postsecondary education and not working.
- Workforce disconnection rate: The rate of young people with a postsecondary credential, but not enrolled in postsecondary, who are disconnected from the workforce.
The Common Measures are part of the OYF Data 4 Impact initiative.