I may only be a freshman, but I know the real-world landscape that is waiting for me when I graduate in three years. I may not yet know what my major is or what I even want to do with my life, but I can say without question that when I graduate, finding a job is going to be difficult. Unemployment rates for 18-24 year-olds have been low for the past sixty years. Student debt is expected to surpass $1,000,000,000,000 (that says one trilliion) this year. I don’t know about you, but I’m scared.
Unfortunately, many people acknowledge this problem but few have done anything to mitigate the effects. Here’s where the Young Entrepreneur Council comes in. The organization recently released #FixYoungAmerica, a book outlining over thirty ways hardworking entrepreneurs across the country suggest we deal with the epidemic of youth unemployment.
Today, the Young Entrepreneur Council as well as The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be holding over 300 campus rallies nation-wide in an effort to increase awareness of this huge problem and its solutions. Through these rallies and the use of social media, these organizations are hoping to gain the support of Stephen Colbert to fight for and support America’s youth.
I haven’t read the #FixYoungAmerica book, however, here are a few ideas of how we at CollegeCandy think we can fix America’s youth: