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We are raising fund to produce youth development commercials for the conscienceness of young folks. These commercials will be sent out to mass media outlets to spark attention. Our submissions will include a note that we are a non-profit with no intentions to purchase any commercial slots, but will supply networks with more videos. Our commercials will be presented online for media access.
Our videos will be packed with statistics of youth violence, youth unemployment rates, "what if" ideas for non-violent strategies and the benefits of youth development and mentorship.
Problem Statement: The Daily pointed out in a Friday column that more Chicago residents -- 228 -- have been killed so far this year in the city than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 144 -- over the same period. The war zone-like statistics are not new. As WBEZ reports, while some 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago during that time, based on Department of Defense and FBI data.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/chicago-homicide-rate-wor_n_1602692.html
The streets of Chicago are officially more dangerous than a war zone: Homicide victims in the Windy City outnumber U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year. While 144 Americans have died in Afghanistan in 2012, a whopping 228 Chicago residents have been killed, and the murder rate is up a staggering 35 percent from last year. That’s a rash of homicides quadruple the rate of New York City’s, and police and crime experts fear it may only get worse.
The move comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, is under increased pressure to find a way to stem the violence. Last weekend, nine people were killed and 53 were shot, just two weeks after 10 people died and dozens more were wounded in gun-related mayhem. http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/06/15/061512-news-chicago-murders-knowles-1-3/
There have been growing concerns about youth unemployment across the country. Teen unemployment is at a record high, and every summer in Chicago there is a dire concern about the raise in violence soon after the school season ends, and unemployed teens embrace their idleness of time.
Besides idled time and unemployment, there are other variables that our youth are confronted with that are wounds without band-aids. Variables that consist to be etched in stone among underprivileged urban communities and socioeconomic deprivation are, low self esteem, lack of positive adult male role models, low academic achievement, high number of female-headed households and family disengagement.
While each of these is evidence of the troubles facing young workers, none lays out the full scope of the nation’s youth-unemployment crisis. The reality is that youth unemployment is a much bigger problem than lawmakers have acknowledged. According to our analysis, there are more than 10 million Americans under the age of 25 who are currently unable to find full-time work—a number greater than the population of New York City, a city of about 8 million people.
As we have written before, America’s youth-unemployment crisis will have serious, enduring costs for individuals, society, businesses, and all levels of government. At 16.2 percent, the unemployment rate among Americans ages 16 to 24 is more than twice the unemployment rate for people of all ages. These young people are facing significantly higher rates of unemployment than any other age group, as Figure 1 below shows.https://youth.workforce3one.org/view/4011320744404177760
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