More Latino and Black 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 minority youth to healthy, successful futures?

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, to tweet about the latest strategies and resources to connect Latino and other minority youth to opportunities in education, jobs, and civic engagement from the earliest ages into adulthood:

  • 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), The 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’s the state of education and employment among Latino and minority youth?
  • What are some emerging strategies to connect youth to education opportunities?
  • What are some novel methods to connect youth to employment opportunities?
  • Who are heroes connecting youth to opportunity and better health?

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.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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