Get ready. Change is coming, ready or not.
Today's young people are tomorrow's workforce. They will drive economic growth in America and abroad. There are 80 million Millennials, the largest generation ever. Born between 1980 and 1993, “one in every three employees in the U.S. will be a millennial by next year, and by 2025 they will become 75 percent of the global workforce,” according to Forbes. Young people are our future leaders.
Further, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, non-Hispanic whites will become a minority population by 2043. By 2050, communities of color together will compromise a 53 percent majority. Successfully promoting vibrant and sustainable development for those communities of color depends on preparing future leaders grounded in the values of such communities.
Finally, to compete globally, we will need to innovate for a sustainable future. Increasing population growth, dwindling natural resources, and increasing environmental issues and climate change require a greener, cleaner, multi-sector approach for economic growth.