presidential youth council
Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Scott Walker are the organization’s first candidates to endorse the creation of a Presidential...
bootstrap
What does it take for a young person to be ready for life’s roles and responsibilities? Can you really get to readiness alone, “by your...
lashon amado
On June 24, YouthBuild USA employee, YouthBuild Brockton graduate, and National Council of Young Leaders Opportunity Youth United member ...
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At least one high-profile educator is calling on an end to labeling kids as “smart.” Not a bad idea, but what if we redefine the mindset...
children
With overwhelming bi-partisan support, the U.S. Senate has passed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which will replace the No Child...

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Ryan Dalton
Ryan Dalton started 11th grade four days before Hurricane Katrina hit. The storm nearly derailed his education and his life. He shares the personal story of survival ...
opportunity youth
One of the groups most at risk for disconnection from critically important education and career pathways are the millions of young adults who have spent time in the ...
Four states have announced raise the age reform which could spark a long-term trend. 
norman harris
One of the nation’s largest school districts could save money by cutting sports and limiting extracurricular activities. While it would cut costs short-term, ...
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