An estimated 34,400 16-to-24-year-olds in the Portland-Vancouver region served by the Columbia-Willamette Workforce Collaborative (CWWC) are neither in school nor working. This accounts for more than 13% of all youth in the region. Approximately 13% of all youth throughout Oregon and Washington meet this definition. These individuals who are disconnected from both educational environments and the workforce are known as opportunity youth.
Read the 2022 Opportunity Youth Report: