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Robert Putnam
Whose fault is poverty? Is it the fault of the poor themselves or of society at large? The question of culture versus economics lies at the heart of...
young people
Readiness is not just a universal goal for America's youth. We must position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time....
federal
Low-income youth and adults need pathways to postsecondary education leading to good jobs, along with Pell Grants and other financial aid so they can...
Gabriel
Any parent would be thrilled to hear positive feedback during a parent-teacher conference. The next step in helping a child progress isn't always...
reduce
According to new data released from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP), The United States has experienced a 12 percent...

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Barack Obama
Produced by: Ready by 21
Sara Matthew, policy associate at the Forum, shares her thoughts and excitement for My Brother's Keeper Alliance announcement.
stephanie krauss
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
Stephanie Krauss reflects on her trip to Malawi and the comparison she saw there and in the U.S. to make readiness a right. 
Act 4 JJ
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
Tell your Member of Congress in the House to support restoring funding for JJ programs!
federal
Produced by: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Low-income youth and adults need pathways to postsecondary education leading to good jobs, along with Pell Grants and other financial aid so they can afford it. Our ...
young people
Produced by: The Huffington Post
Readiness is not just a universal goal for America's youth. We must position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time. 
baltimore protest
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
During the unrest that occurred in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, many leaders on the local and national level referred to the teens and young adults ...
raise the age ny
Produced by: SparkAction
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed ...
Gabriel
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
Any parent would be thrilled to hear positive feedback during a parent-teacher conference. The next step in helping a child progress isn't always an easy one to ...
legislation
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
A bipartisan juvenile justice bill introduced would significantly strengthen requirements meant to protect youths while putting teeth into regulations to prevent ...
jjdpa
Produced by: SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! On April 30, Sens. Grassley (R-IA) and Whitehouse (D-RI)  introduced the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ...

youth voices

Barack Obama
Produced by: Ready by 21
Sara Matthew, policy associate at the Forum, shares her thoughts and excitement for My Brother's Keeper Alliance announcement.
raise the age ny
Produced by: SparkAction
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed ...
Quorum
Produced by: SparkAction
Harvard undergrad students Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks have created Quorum, an online legislative strategy platform that explains the relationships between ...
Ladine Daniels
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
Ladine Daniels, Jr., known affectionately as “JR,” passed away peacefully from a medical condition on November 2.  JR was an active member ...
briefing image
Produced by: The Corps Network
The National Council of Young Leaders, comprising 16 diverse opportunity youth from across the country, held a Congressional Briefing to share their Recommendations ...
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
The National Council of Young Leaders presents… Voices of Opportunity Youth United: Recommendations for Increasing Opportunity and Decreasing Poverty ...
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s main federal juvenile justice law, states must establish State Advisory Groups ...

success stories

happy youth
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
Positive Youth Development is a youth justice system that focuses on a young person's strengths and positive development rather than a deficit-based correctional ...
positive youth development
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
The Positive Youth Justice series profiles successful programs and organizations all over the country. Part 3 looks at a program in Tarrant County, Texas, that works ...
Rosie's Place
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
The Chronicle of Social Change introduced “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets.” It is a series that imagines an entire continuum ...
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
Part two of the The Chronicle of Social Change's “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” introduces a restorative justice program in ...
BDEA
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
For students whose lives and learning styles make traditional school hard, Boston Day and Evening Academy's competency-based approach to learning is making a big ...
creswell
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
Nashville's Creswell Magnet Middle School is expanding its school day, but the change is not primarily about time. It’s about fundamentally redefining how ...
Lindsay
Produced by: SparkAction, The Forum for Youth Investment
What if a school started with the principle that students learn differently, but everyone can learn—and then designed a system around that? It would look a lot ...
YALC group
Produced by: SparkAction
High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.
youth violence
Produced by: SparkAction
Three years after Oregon youth first brought together government, schools and nonprofits to tackle rising local violence, rates have stabilized and collaboration is ...

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