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Every year, the federal government spends over $180 million to educate neglected and delinquent kids with a big chunk of that money going to...
youth justice
When it comes to discussing how to address the behavior of juvenile offenders, the dialogue often starts with deficits. The reality is that most...
readiness gap
An upcoming documentary reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.
flag
Open up those textbooks, young workers in U.S. are falling behind on skills and proficiency. Although young American workers are more educated than...
reauthorization
There is a growing effort to protect our most vulnerable youth and although youth advocates are grateful for these efforts, more must be done in...

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reauthorization
Produced by: The Hill
There is a growing effort to protect our most vulnerable youth and although youth advocates are grateful for these efforts, more must be done in order to truly ...
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 ...
technology
Produced by: Marketplace
Every year, the federal government spends over $180 million to educate neglected and delinquent kids with a big chunk of that money going to residential juvenile ...
Newspaper
Produced by: SparkAction
An op-ed is a timely, provocative essay that expresses an opinion on an important issue. Letters to the editor (LTEs) generally respond to a previous article in the ...
readiness gap
Produced by: The Atlantic
An upcoming documentary reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.
judge steve teske
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
What we seldom discuss is the white elephant in the room called the politics of fear that the appearance of being soft will cost me my job; or worse, that one of ...
juvenile justice funding
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
When congressional lawmakers last reauthorized the landmark Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, in fiscal year 2002, they appropriated about $547 million ...
reform
Produced by: National Council of La Raza
Youth have suffered harm because the nation’s juvenile justice system is in urgent need of fixing. States that have instituted reforms to reduce youth ...
abused girls
Produced by: Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
In our society, there is a deep underlying presence of age-old social gender role expectations. Girls should be “sugar and spice and everything nice.” The ...

youth voices

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.
adam g photo
Produced by: The National Council of Young Leaders
A young member of the National Council of Young Leaders shares his thoughts on My Brother’s Keeper, a new federal initiative to support young men of color.
maya angelou
Produced by: SparkAction (at press time, Connect for Kids)
In the debate around closing achievement gaps and righting educational inequity, some students remain nearly invisible: those in the juvenile justice system. Caitlin ...

success stories

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 ...
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 ...
creswell
Produced by: 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
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 ...
youth bus pass
Produced by: SparkAction
Oregon youth helped establish a system of free bus passes for students in public schools.
youth marching
Produced by: SparkAction
If you build it, and they don’t come, what do you do? In Oregon, when school-based health clinics faced this dilemma, county officials turned to youth for the ...
kale
Produced by: SparkAction
Boston youth partner with city officials to launch an Instagram-inspired online platform to help Boston youth find, share and rate the healthiest foods in the city.

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