The National Council of Young Leaders of OYUnited developed the Recommendations for Increasing Opportunity and Decreasing Poverty in America as the basis for our movement.We are preparing to update the Recommendations for 2020. We are inviting input from all our members who are current or former Opportunity Youth. This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter encourages YOU to send […]
Author Archive for: danielle
About Danielle Varner
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Danielle Varner contributed a whooping 10 entries.
Entries by Danielle Varner
“Eleven members of OYUnited’s National Council and local leaders met on May 8 with Commissioners Alan Khazei and Steve Barton of the National Commission for Military, National, and Public Service to present our recommendations on how to expand and improve national service for opportunity youth, and how to create innovative community-based initiatives within national service.” This […]
“With unemployment at record lows, American companies are looking for new ways to find and hire great talent. Meanwhile, there are more than 4.5 million young people in America who are out of school and unemployed—or roughly one in nine youth who are disconnected from our economy.” This issue of OYU’s e-newsletter includes information on […]
We are excited to announce that 23 OYUnited members have stepped up to become local Team Leaders for the Reconnecting Youth Campaign (RYC). The exciting news is not over- find out how YOU can become a part of the second cohort by clicking our full e-newsletter. This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter gives us insight on […]
by Makayla Wright On Tuesday March 19th I called my mother. I needed to reset myself and needed a reminder that I was enough. Despite being 30 minutes away from my first keynote experience, I worried that there was some sort of mistake. Why would the Gender Equity Center at Pacific Lutheran University want me […]
This is an invitation to take local leadership to get our government to invest in opportunities for youth for education, employment, and community service. This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter invites YOU to become a Local Team Leader in efforts to get congress to support the Reconnecting Youth Campaign (RYC) and increase federal investment in opportunities […]
“In December, 70 leaders, staff, and youth from all 17 OYUnited Community Action Teams gathered in Washington DC for the 2nd Annual National CAT Convening. Over the three days, CAT leaders debriefed and shared their successful 2018 voter engagement campaigns and started their plans for 2019.” This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter reveals an exciting kick […]
Last week, we all witnessed a historic election and young people played a critical role – SHOWING UP in record numbers! We showed the world the power of young people and the power of our communities. This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter includes highlights of the 2018 midterm elections and a blog from OYUnited leader and […]
It’s time! If you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting, TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to use your power and have your voice heard.. This issue of OYUnited’s newsletter includes five tools to make sure you are prepared to show up to the polls. Read the full archived November 6 newsletter here. Read […]
While national elections get the media attention, local elections in many ways have a more direct impact on people’s lives, including the quality of roads and transit systems, the schools our kids attend, parks and greenways, public safety, and more. This issue of OYUnited’s e-newsletter helps to inspire, educate and provides tools to help you […]
Opportunity Youth United is a national movement of young people and allies working to increase opportunity and decrease poverty in America. It is supported by many sponsors, partners, and funders.