Employment for minority and other at-risk youth can serve as a bridge to a brighter
future by teaching work readiness skills and encouraging youth to remain in school.
However, employment is difficult to secure. A recent study showed Minnesota to have the
largest gap in unemployment rates in the United States between whites and African
Americans with African Americans experiencing 3.9 times the rate of white Minnesotans.
Professional paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Public Affairs degree.
Application Process Recommendations for Minneapolis' STEP-UP Program.
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
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