In an op-ed published by the SF Examiner, our CEO Sherilyn Adams highlights the ongoing challenges faced by California’s young population, exacerbated by the pandemic. With over 10% of Californians aged 16-24 not in school or the labor market and a significant correlation between youth homelessness and future housing instability, urgent action is needed. The op-ed emphasizes the importance of community support, innovative programs, and systemic change to address the root causes of youth homelessness and secure a brighter future for San Francisco’s next generation.

Here is an excerpt:

According to the Public Policy Institute of California, over 10% of Californians ages 16-24 are not in school or participating in the labor market, and almost 75% are 20-24 years old. If this wasn’t concerning enough, these challenges are further compounded by the fact that young people who do not complete high school or a GED are 346% more likely to experience homelessness as young adults than their peers.

For more, read the full piece from the SF Examiner.