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...
presidential youth council
Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Scott Walker are the organization’s first candidates to endorse the creation of a Presidential...
lashon amado
On June 24, YouthBuild USA employee, YouthBuild Brockton graduate, and National Council of Young Leaders Opportunity Youth United member ...
brain
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...
thought leader roundtable
Karen Pittman, co-founder and CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, joins other national leaders in a thoughtful conversation around readiness.
Human Rights Project For Girls releases new report The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls' Story that outlines how gendered...
expand learning
Expanded Learning, Expanded Opportunity: How Four Communities Are Working to Improve Education for Their Students analyzes case studies of...
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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After a trip to the United Kingdom, Stephanie Krauss reflects on the similarities between youth-based programs and services in the UK and US that struggle with ...
handcuffs
As ineffective behavioral policies and racial disparities increase the school-to-prison pipeline phenomenon, Lexie Pèrez-Grüber looks at better alternatives to ...
youth prison
President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Patrick McCarthy, discusses his experience visiting a youth prison and why they should be closed down. 
Senator Grassley
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved yet another attempt to update the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which has not been reauthorized ...
classroom
The best sentencing reform is keeping kids out the justice system in the first place.
richard ross
Despite the significant progress that advocates have made over the past few decades to spread awareness about juvenile justice reform, girls have not seen the ...
brain
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 instead? College ...
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