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Community Development

The Opportunity Youth Forum: Cross-Site Convening

This year, as the Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Forum and Fund continues to deepen its commitment to advancing racial equity and expanding justice, we are investing in a set of evidence-based practices – belonging, meaning, wellbeing and purpose (BMWP) – that have demonstrated a positive impact in improving lifetime outcomes for youth and young adults of color.

To expand our knowledge on the power of BMWP interventions, we will continue to explore the role that healing plays in fostering an environment where BMWP interventions are nurtured to grow and achieve impact, including transforming the lives of youth and young adults of color in ways that benefit future generations, their communities, and our democracy.

The Opportunity Youth Forum is a network of over forty urban, rural, and tribal communities seeking to scale multiple reconnection pathways that achieve better outcomes in education and employment for opportunity youth. Learn more here: 

This event is tailored for the members of our Opportunity Youth Forum and is by invitation-only. If you would like to learn more about the Opportunity Youth Forum, please email

Hosted by the Aspen Forum for Community Solutions. 

Event information
Mon May 22, 2023 - Wed May 24, 2023
Austin, TX