What Will It Take to #FixYoungAmerica?

Since the beginning of the global recession, I’ve written several blog posts advising young professionals on how to find jobs and advance in their careers despite terrible economic circumstances. Namely, youth employment is at a 60-year low and student loan debt is approaching $1 trillion.

This week I’m excited to announce my participation, as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), in a major national initiative called #FixYoungAmerica.

The goal of the initiative is to highlight dozens of real and proven solutions from respected leaders — in academia, government and the private and non-profit sectors  — to help 20- to 30-somethings, recent grads, young veterans and other unemployed/under-employed individuals to overcome youth unemployment.

Starting this week, the YEC and its campaign partners are kicking off a national conversation with a set of proven entrepreneurial solutions to answer this crucial question: How do we overcome the epidemics of youth unemployment and underemployment and #FixYoungAmerica?

The YEC-led coalition will spearhead a crowdfunding and mainstream media campaign, host various events across the country and launch the official #FixYoungAmerica book, a compilation of essays on entrepreneurship written by America’s brightest intellectuals, nonprofit founders, philanthropists, educators, politicians and entrepreneurs.

Interested in becoming part of this mass movement, attending an event or reading the book? Visit fixyoungamerica.com to learn about ways you can get involved!



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Lindsey is a globally recognized career and workplace expert and the leading voice on generational diversity. She has spoken for more than 300 audiences including Google, Goldman Sachs, Estee Lauder, Stanford and Wharton. Lindsey is the author of four career and workplace advice books, and her insights have appeared in media outlets including The TODAY Show, CNBC, NPR, the Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal.


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