The State of Economic Well-Being for Vulnerable Young People: Trending Challenges & Opportunities in Education

In partnership with Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG) is pleased to announce the first session in a 3-part learning series focused on the state of economic well-being for America’s most vulnerable young people.

Past Event


April 4, 2023


2-3:30p ET / 11a-12:30p PT



**Note: This program is for grantmakers only

During this session, speakers and network members will explore the state of education for vulnerable youth, and the long-term risks and realities they face after more than two years of disrupted schooling.

This packed 90-minute session will dig into trends in the field, discuss pressing problems and opportunties, and explore what this moment means for older youth who are in foster care, are experiencing homelessness, or are struggling to navigate the educational system. 

Featured speakers represent a wide range of expertise in policy, practice, advocacy, and philanthropy.

  • Alexia Everett, Strategy Advisor, Office of Planning Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education
  • Anya Kamenetz, author of The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children’s Lives, And Where We Go Now and former education reporter for NPR
  • Barbara Duffield, Executive Director of SchoolHouse Connection
  • Frank Gettridge, President & CEO of the National Public Education Support Fund
  • Kristin Kelly, Senior Attorney at the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law
  • Maddy Day Owner of Maddy Day LLC & Associates
  • Yali Lincroft, Vice President of Philanthropic Services at the Whittier Trust

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