Opportunity Youth Partnership

The goal of the Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership (OYP) is to better connect resources for the County’s Opportunity Youth (ages 16-24) who are not engaged in school or work.

The OYP is led by a Leadership Council which makes decisions on behalf of the partnership and includes the workgroup chairs, representatives from workforce development organizations, education, occupational training programs, County and City government, business, as well as current and former opportunity youth.


Outcomes from the first planning year (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) will include the development of two to four “Big Goals” that are measurable and significant relative to improving life outcomes for opportunity youth. Another outcome will be a compelling application for an Aspen Institute three-year Implementation Grant, along with proof of support from private sector businesses, community-based organizations, foundations and government (including matching funds support). The Opportunity Youth Partnership will bring intentional support from business, philanthropy, government, public, education and non-profit sectors to Opportunity Youth in Santa Clara County.

For more information, please contact the Opportunity Youth Partnership Project Manager, Katrina Slater, at kslater@kidsincommon.org