WASHINGTON COUNTY MARYLAND LOCAL MANAGEMENT BOARD
2017 – 2018
Washington County, MD
Research, Community Engagement, Survey
STUDY OF DISCONNECTED YOUNG ADULTS
In April 2015, Governor Larry Hogan selected four initiatives of focus for the Governor’s Office of Children and Maryland Children’s Cabinet, which aligned with his goal of an economically secure Maryland. One of those strategic goals, to improve outcomes for disconnected youth, was determined through a 2016 county-level Community Needs Assessment to be the highest priority in Washington County. In response to that finding, the county’s Local Management Board and Office of Community Grants Management decided to undertake a research project to develop one or more strategies to assist the disconnected young adult population in gaining employment or enrollment at an educational institution and ultimately becoming self-sufficient.