Youth Services Committee wants to get 'disconnected' Bronx youth back on track

Keeping young adults off Bronx streets was the focus of the Youth Services Planning Committee hearing Monday.Youths between the ages of 16 and 24, without jobs and not in school make up a segment of the Bronx population known as the ?disconnected youth.? The hearing focused on what resources are available to get the young adults back on track. The committee pointed out that Hispanics make up 40 percent of the ?disconnected youth? population. They suggested that language assistance services be provided to help the youth find jobs and further their education.

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