Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-Return Opportunities for Change

The White House’s Council of Economic Advisers has released a report on closing opportunity gaps for disadvantaged youth that highlights two promising programs: One Summer Jobs Plus (OSP) and Becoming a Man (BAM). With Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-supported evaluation grants, the University of Chicago Crime Lab is currently testing both youth-focused delinquency prevention models. The White House has recognized the BAM approach as an example of innovation in advancing the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative for minority males.

Population of focus: Youth

Link to resource: Full report (pdf)

Date: 2015

Organization: White House’s Council of Economic Advisers