Workforce Development

Youth & Young Adult Field Survey

June 8, 2017  • Economic Opportunities Program

Media accounts of the rise of contingent, 1099, platform-based, and other forms of non-traditional work are hard to miss. But many questions remain unanswered. To what degree are changes affecting the types of work opportunities available to young people? How does this vary from place to place? What are the implications for how organizations focused on education, entrepreneurship, youth development, and workforce development prepare young people for different forms of work?

The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program is conducting a survey to learn the perspectives of individuals focused on preparing young people ages 16 to 24 for work. To ensure that survey results present a thorough picture, we need your help. If you provide services to young people ages 16 to 24 to prepare them for employment or self-employment, please complete the survey. The survey should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the survey.

The closing date for the survey is June 29. All respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift card, and five gift cards will be awarded. If you know of others involved in this work, we would appreciate your help extending the reach of this survey by sendingĀ itĀ to them. If you have questions or comments, please send them to

We are grateful to the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Ford Foundation for their support of this work.