The Cost of Youth Unemployment

Y.O.U. Participant Recruitment Specialist Toni Arnold-Spikes spends several hours a week connecting Cleveland-area youth with job training, tutoring, and employment opportunities. Here she speaks with ideastream’s Adrian Ma.

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Missy Toms
Let's applaud young people who are working for a better life

For many people, the New Year signals a fresh start, an opportunity to begin anew -- only this time, more deliberately, more wisely.

Shanice is 23 years old. She is shy and doesn’t like to talk about herself. But if you press her, she’ll say she's nice and caring, a little bit quiet. She loves people and animals. She is working toward her GED. She has a part-time job.

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Carli Cichocki