Get with the Program: Digitalization as a Route to Economic Inclusion and Workforce Development for Youth and Others

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Economic mobility studies show that youth work-based learning experiences like internships, apprenticeships and mentoring programs increase upward mobility for the youth who participate. And a stronger workforce translates to better economic development opportunities for your city. Attend this session to explore youth workforce development through an economic development lens. Learn a holistic approach to address employment needs for youth, including helpful strategies and programs like youth summer jobs programs that you can implement at home.


  • Sophia Davis Sr. Mayor’s Youth Employment Program (MYEP) Manager - Charlotte, North Carolina's Housing & Neighborhood Services Department
  • Mark Muro Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program - Brookings Institute
  • Chris Herndon Councilmember - Denver, Colorado

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