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Twitter Chat: Connecting minority youth to opportunity

More Latino youth are “disconnected”—not in school and not working—than their White peers, according to recent County Health Rankings data

How can we connect more Latino and minority youth to healthy, successful futures?

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the County Health Rankings will be hosting a Twitter Chat with Salud Today and the United Way to discuss the latest strategies and resources to connect Latino and other minority youth to opportunities in education, jobs, and civic opportunities. Use #SaludTues to join and follow the conversation.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat: “Connecting Minority Youth to Opportunity”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 30, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings (@CHRankings) and United Way @UnitedWay
  • Optional hashtags: #DisconnectedYouth #CultureOfHealth

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What does it mean to be “disconnected”?
  • What are strategies communities can explore that connect youth to education opportunities?
  • What are some methods to connect youth to employment opportunities?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English or Spanish, and share stories and resources to connect Latino youth to brighter, healthier futures.

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