A new study revealed a troubling trend about America's youth.
Almost 6 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor working.
The study said they are missing out on an important window to building skills and knowledge they will need later in life.
This is making them less likely to command higher salaries and are more likely to be a drain on their communities.
Experts said there are several reasons for this trend, including lack of motivation, poverty and a lack of community programs.