16-24 Year Olds Out Of School, Out Of Work

10,000 young adults between the ages of 16-24 have left high school without a diploma.

The 2010 US Census revealed that Nashville has approximately 10,000 young adults between the ages of 16-24 that have left high school without a diploma. Young adults who do not earn a high school diploma have difficulty finding a job and earning a living wage. For each high school drop-out who remains unemployed, the immediate social burden is $37,500 per year. The 16-24, Out of School, Out of Work Team believes that without further education or job preparation, these young adults will not make the transition to productive, working adults.

16-24 OOS,OOW Alignment Team

Judy Rye, Chair Martha O’Bryan Center
Megan Godbey, Vice-Chair Metro Nashville Public Library
Pamela Bobo, Tennessee State University
Toby Cannon, TGC & Associates
Michael Cousin, Nashville Career Advancement Center/NCAC
Susan Cowden, Tennessee College of Applied Technology
Marvin Cox, Nashville Metro Action Commission
Carla Flexer, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Debbie Grant, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee
Kimberly Graves, Life Assistance Outreach Dream Center & Training Institute
Carol Martin-Osorio, Nashville State Community College
Marcy Melvin, Centerstone
Meg Nugent, Nashville Adult Literacy Council
Tim Queener, YMCA of Middle Tennessee
Elizabeth Stein, Nashville State Community College
Bill Warren, Metro Nashville Public Schools