Did you know an estimated 700 youth, ages 16-24, in Broomfield are disconnected– that is, not working and not enrolled in school? The City and County of Broomfield has joined the Rocky Mountain Cradle to Career Partnership and through this Partnership is asking community members to share their experiences, and help identify the systemic barriers that prevent youth from becoming connected and earning a self-sufficient wage to support themselves and their families. This research will inform the strategies deployed by the Broomfield Youth Employment Collaborative Action Network (CAN), whose aim is to decrease the number of disconnected youth and increase the number of youth earning a self-sufficient wage in Broomfield.
We are currently looking for parents and young people (ages 16-24) to participate in this initiative, with conversations taking place throughout February and March. One-on-one conversations will take place in person and will last approximately 30 minutes. Community members will receive a $20 gift card as a thank you for their time.