Forgotten and Left Behind: Shifting Narratives and Exploring Policy Solutions for Vulnerable Youth a

This report from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)provides key insights and next steps from CLASP’s 2017 convening, which addressed the need for a multi-generational, multi-racial, youth-centered dialogue around policy change. Participants recognized that young people should drive the agenda for a stronger, healthier, more just, and more equitable future. The convening engaged 36 participants—including young leaders, researchers, funders, advocates, federal and state decision makers, and program practitioners—to explore relevant data and research; interrogate myths and incomplete narratives about young people; and discuss policy implications and systemic solutions for advancing youth well-being and economic mobility.