To help at-risk young adults realize their potential and integrate into, and contribute to, society while securing a more prosperous future for them and their families.
To establish infrastructure and services across government ministries and sectors to work together for a better quality of life among vulnerable young adults.
The lack of financial and emotional support, combined with systemic and social barriers, affects the ability of at-risk young adults to meet the demands of adulthood and integrate into society. Young adults at risk are defined as 18- to 25-year-olds who suffer from poor education, low employment prospects, and low-level skills; who experience emotional and physical distress; and have no real sense of being an effective participant in Israeli society.
Approximately 200,000 young people in Israel are at various degrees of risk. According to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, only about 30% receive partial assistance.
The program will work toward the advancement of young people in four key areas: education, employment, and skills; physical health and personal safety; mental health and wellbeing; family and social belonging. This is accomplished through personal services including professional counseling, guidance, and supervision; as well as steering committees to take action at the national, local, and community level.