Earlier today 17 leading companies in the U.S. announced their partnership on the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, an employer-led coalition designed to create meaningful employment for America’s young people.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is supporting the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative through the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions, which will act as an intermediary for the larger 100,000 Opportunities Initiative.
“We are pleased to support the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to put more young people on a promising road toward economic security,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “Partnering with employers to build strong pathways to quality jobs and important supports like employment training and employee wellbeing policies is essential. We believe this will help more young people — especially those disconnected from opportunity who have been continuously and structurally left out of the economic engine — move up the career ladder and provide a better future for their families.”
Read the full press release announcing the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to find more information.