Performance Partnership Pilot: New program launches to improve the lives of disconnected youth
December 12, 2014
Over five million 14-to-24-year-olds in the United States (U.S.) are out of school and not working. In many cases, they face the additional challenges of being low-income, homeless, in foster care, or involved in the justice system. This blog post describes a new initiative, Performance Partnership Pilot (P3), among five federal agencies to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for these “disconnected youth,” as well as those at risk of becoming similarly disconnected from critical social institutions and supports. For the next 100 days, state, tribes, and municipalities can apply to become a P3 to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth.