The Aspen Institute Opportunity Youth Forum welcomed leaders from across the country to connect and collaborate this year in Austin, Texas. To kick off their annual event, SaulPaul shared his music and message to a captive audience of changemakers. After the opening session, SaulPaul led a special workshop with leaders.

The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.We bring together thoughtful people with diverse backgrounds and points of view. We cultivate and support values-based, purpose-driven leaders in many communities. We turn ideas into action and impact for individuals and society.

About the Opportunity Youth Forum 

The Opportunity Youth Forum (OYF) is a network comprised of over forty local collaborations in urban, rural, and tribal communities across the United States that seeks to build and scale reconnection pathways that achieve better outcomes in education, employment and overall well-being for opportunity youth. Opportunity youth are young adults, 16-24 years of age, who are engaged in neither work nor education. There are currently at least 5 million such young people in the US, and their lack of access to education and work comes at great personal cost to themselves, as well as long term social and economic costs to all of society.