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Little and Late Help for the Youngest New Yorkers

...three out of five Bronx children deemed in need of services actually received them in the legally required timeframe — fewer than in any other borough, indicate records obtained by Measure of America/THE CITY from the state’s Department of Health. —  THE CITY / Measure of America June 17, 2019

A Collaborative Response to Local Youth Facing Disconnection

According to a Measure of America (MOA) report, “More Than a Million Reasons for Hope,” in 2016, opportunity youth accounted for 11.7 percent of the the U.S. population (roughly 4.6 million youth). In comparison to the national disconnection rate, the state of New York has a 12.1 percent rate—about 289,000 young people. More locally, the NYC metro area is home to 274,900 opportunity youth, contributing to an 11.8 percent disconnection rate. —  Columbia University June 7, 2019