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presidential youth council
A bipartisan coalition of 27 Members of Congress came together to introduce a resolution, which calls on the President to create a Presidential Youth...
LGBTQ youth
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has shared their video, Safe Spaces, Safe Places: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Environments...
adulthood
This is part three in a short series about readiness. Karen Pittman reflects on a difficult question that many people were left pondering during the...
young people
After a decade of studying juvenile justice, we have a clearer picture of what works and doesn't work. It's important for Congress to...
child
An appropriate curriculum for young children is one that includes the focus on supporting children’s in-born intellectual dispositions, their...
positivity
Co-director of The Readiness Project, Stephanie Krauss, describes the undercurrents she faces during her journey to advocate for young people's...

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senator grassley
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing about accountability and oversight of federal juvenile justice programs. The hearing came after a series ...
presidential youth council
A bipartisan coalition of 27 Members of Congress came together to introduce a resolution, which calls on the President to create a Presidential Youth Council. The ...
adulthood
Produced by: SparkAction
This is part three in a short series about readiness. Karen Pittman reflects on a difficult question that many people were left pondering during the Ready by ...
positivity
Produced by: SparkAction
Co-director of The Readiness Project, Stephanie Krauss, describes the undercurrents she faces during her journey to advocate for young people's readiness and ...
young people
Produced by: The New York Foundling
After a decade of studying juvenile justice, we have a clearer picture of what works and doesn't work. It's important for Congress to reintroduce JJDPA ...
preschool
April 14, 2015 Expelled in Preschool
Produced by: The Hechinger Report
Preschoolers are expelled at three times the rate of their older peers. Learn what schools can do to minimize expulsions and provide support for the mental health of ...
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
The reality on the ground is that the JJDPA’s funding streams have been systematically starved for more than 10 years. It is that starvation that makes it ...
child
Produced by: The Washington Post
An appropriate curriculum for young children is one that includes the focus on supporting children’s in-born intellectual dispositions, their natural inclinations.
education
Produced by: The Hechinger Report
There is a growing funding gap between rich and poor schools across America. 
presentations
April 7, 2015 Presentations
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
The National Meeting brings together national, state and local leaders committed to improving partnerships, policies and practices for children and youth so they can ...

youth voices

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 ...
philan photo
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
A young member of the National Council of Young Leaders shares her thoughts on My Brother’s Keeper, a new federal initiative to support young men of color.

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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