Join the Pledge

More than five years have passed since the end of the Great Recession, and yet more than six million young Americans are both out of school and out of work—a staggering number that contributes to weak economic demand, strains our communities and limits our growth prospects.

As small business owners, we are committed to addressing this challenge that affects our companies, the communities we work in and our entire country. We strongly believe in developing new sources of skilled entry-level talent, expanding opportunities for youth who are out of school and out of work, and investing in our communities. Today, we pledge to create meaningful opportunities for our nation’s youth.

Over the next year, my business commits to take one or more of these actions:

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