A new report concludes 15,000 people in Westchester County ages 16 to 24 are, or are at risk of becoming, disconnected youth — that is, they lack support in education, employment, housing and other basic necessities. Because of these detriments they “will find it difficult to make the transition to adulthood,” according to Westchester Children’s Association findings.
What are the implications for these youths and our communities? What can policy-makers, educators, and others do to change the trajectory? Or is it too late? Cora Greenberg and Allison Lake, executive director and deputy director, respectively, of Westchester Children’s Association discuss these issues in an Editorial Spotlight interview 1 p.m. Tuesday on lohud.com.