Pathways to Progress is a three-year, $50 million commitment to give 100,000 low-income youth in the United States the opportunity to develop the workplace skills and leadership experience necessary to compete in a 21st Century economy.
Through entrepreneurship training, civic engagement opportunities, and summertime employment, Pathways to Progress aims to help urban young people, ages 16-24, increase their employability in an environment of high joblessness within this age group. Giving young people the skills to access a job early in their working lives will better position them for their professional and economic future.
Pathways to Progress is comprised of three core comprehensive programs developed with leading community partners, who identify and recruit participants with demonstrated potential for success. The initiative will also bring together urban policymakers, private sector stakeholders, and community leaders to learn from these programs and scale cross-sector approaches to tackling chronic youth joblessness.