No single organization has the ability to solve any major social problem at scale by itself.
Recent estimates indicate 21,750 of Louisville’s youth and young adults (age 16 to 24) are not in school and not working (Measure of America, 2015). Many of these young people face multiple and complex challenges: early parenting, limited economic resources, disabilities, homelessness or housing instability, or foster care system involvement. Their challenges have overshadowed their opportunities to learn, to become financially independent, and to fully participate in our community.
No single organization, public agency, or philanthropist can address the needs of our community’s disconnected youth and young adults. Solutions are possible only through coordinated, collaborative efforts.
The Coalition Supporting Young Adults is a collective impact initiative created to address the challenges of Louisville’s disconnected young people. Together, we are committed to developing:
- a common agenda that focuses on the needs of Louisville’s disconnected and vulnerable youth and young adults;
- shared measurement systems that give us common goals and specific actions;
- mutually reinforcing activities that build new partnerships and implement innovative strategies;
- continuous communication that creates a strong network;
- backbone support organizations that promote growth, accountability, and consistency.
Louisville’s Coalition Supporting Young Adults uses the Collective Impact Model developed by FSG. For tools and resources on the Collective Impact Model, check out the Collective Impact Forum and Ready By 21. For more information on the Coalition Supporting Young Adults:
Louisville’s Coalition Supporting Young Adults grows stronger with each new member, volunteer or supporter. Join the movement to transform the way we assist our community’s struggling youth and young adults.