The Financial Health of Young America

Millennials, members of a generation that came of age during one of the greatest economic downturns in our nation’s history, have experienced unique financial hardships that have threatened their economic security and hindered their ability to start independent adult lives. This report compares the financial health of young Americans in 1989 to today’s young adults, revealing major declines across five key factors – income, assets, net wealth, home ownership, and retirement savings. The findings show that Boomers had higher incomes, higher rates of home ownership, and twice the net assets that Millennials have today.

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#HealthyAdulting is a campaign to provide critical resources to Millennials on all things health coverage to care. Our resource hub can help you find affordable coverage and understand how your health care actually works. Use the #HealthyAdulting toolkit for yourself, or to help connect other young adults and peers in your community to coverage, including all-important preventive services. Be sure to join the conversation online as well using the hashtag #HealthyAdulting.

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Student Agenda for Postsecondary Data Reform

There are many factors to consider when picking where to go to for higher education and how to pay for it, but it’s hard to escape the most central: how is it going to impact my financial future? Over the course of the past three years, we’ve talked to students across the country about what information they want to know and how they want that information presented when considering their higher education options. We’ve compiled their perspectives in the Student Agenda for Postsecondary Data Reform

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Sound the Alarm: New York State Youth Unemployment Crisis

Youth unemployment among young New Yorkers ages 16-24 is at a crisis-level. Across the state, the unemployment rate for residents 35 years and older is four percent, compared to a 15 percent statewide average unemployment rate for young adults. In our paper, Sounding the Alarm, we outline four evidence-based recommendations for NY State, including investing in the Empire State Apprenticeship Program, which just received $10 million in funding in the state’s FY18 budget!

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Our Issues

Young Invincibles takes on our generation's most pressing economic issues.

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  • Many undocumented children now serve our community as workers and teachers as adults. They were #HereToLearn, and they need a #DreamActNow
  • A5: After assessing registration & voter rates, MSIs can gather on-campus groups to write an action plan #MSIChat
  • A4: w/ @TuftsIDHE’s NSLVE, MSIs can assess their campus-wide reg & vote rates to target action- enroll here #MSIChat
  • A3: In the Civil Rights Era, @Morehouse & other HBCUs used their student/faculty-led radio/TV programs to educate locals on issues #MSIChat
  • A2: w/ voter education, MSIs can help students overcome institutional & psychological barriers to voting: #MSIChat
  • A1: Many students are in class during the day and some have additional commitments like jobs and families #MSIChat
  • Excited to be joining @CenterForMSIs for a tweet chat all about Minority Serving Institutions and civic engagement. #MSIvote #MSIChat
  • A secure postsecondary student-level #data network is possible. IHEPs new brief details how.…
  • A10: One of the biggest barriers is lack of health insurance, but luckily open enrollment is coming up! 11/1-12/15 #GetCovered #chapcarechat
  • That's it's important to #GetCovered and make sure you have health insurance at every age! #chapcarechat