The young and the disconnected: America’s youth unemployment problem
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The mentor and mentee sat in a room in the Latin American Youth Center, dreaming of a future neither knew how to fully attain.
“How many jobs do you think you’ve applied for?” Jaime Roberts asked her mentee.
Manuel Hernandez laughed nervously. The question seemed so important, but the goal seemed so futile.
“I stopped counting,” Hernandez said. “Maybe 12? Maybe more?”More ...
National Endowment for the Humanities features
the Clemente Course
"The world improves when each one of us becomes better. The Odyssey Project achieves one of the kindest acts: it encourages us to look within ourselves, to seek a better world and the most important, it gives us hope to find it."
Odyssey Project, Chicago,IL
A Bard College Clemente Course
Earl Shorris visits Buenos Aires
Shorris is the founder of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a college level course aimed at people living in poverty, and to help them develop critical thinking, argumentative capacity, evaluate the taste for art, reflect on history, logic, known works of literature, and apply this new ability to thinking in any field. The Course is free and today is taught in 17 states in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Africa and Australia.
Shorris is in Las Tunas, which is a barrio in Tigre, part of greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is meeting with high school students and teachers from the University of San Andrés.