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.
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