for Unmet Needs on Jun 9, 2021
Upvoted by AG
Brand & Strategy Consultant @ DBH Consulting
I read Hillbilly Elegy a few years ago and it's still a worthwhile read on this topic. The Brookings Institute touches on some important issues regarding social mobility here https://www.brookings.edu/blog/social-mobility-memos/2016/09/01/if-you-read-hillbilly-elegy-you-should-read-this-paper-too/
Hire a hillbilly -- the easy thing to say but the difficult thing to do unless you're also going to mentor that hillbilly into a successful career. OTOH, paving a path so that someone with roots in poverty can have the social mobility needed to achieve more -- THAT is something possible but requires focused efforts during early childhood and continued opportunities into adulthood. At the high school level, adolescents are still a bundle of high potential and with mentoring, paid internships, scholarships, and social support, they can vault into another level of success beyond that which their families have achieved before
+ Mentorship programs
+ Paid internships
+ Consistent social support
CEO / Founder @ Platform
Great points. @Brett Wischow @Lissette Arias these points feel very related to the other ideas we've discussed.
I have cued-up Hillbilly Elegy on Blinkist.
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