Youth Voices

Our new blog series looks at what works to help first-generation students transition to the workforce...
This KIDS COUNT policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation adds more data to the assertion that where a child’s family is from and where...
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[COMMENTARY] Mayor de Blasio may be vying for the title of “educational access” mayor in NYC, but he remains silent on issues that would...
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With the JJDPA undergoing reauthorization, new approaches have been suggested in order to insure that all youth, including girls and young women, get...
Check out these amazing young people empowering their peers to make decisions on drug use based on facts, not peer pressure.

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April 16, 2014
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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.

February 17, 2014
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GOOD looks at how youth are using poetry to change the conversation about diabetes.

January 3, 2014
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Open Society Foundations

Deverick knows how his life could have turned out if he hadn't stuck with his studies: prison, drugs, or even death. Instead, he became a star on the Baltimore Urban Debate League team and went on to college. Now he coaches students like Kaela, who often come from complicated lives but are...

December 19, 2013
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Our Time, Advancement Project

Looking toward the 2014 midterm elections, two national organizations – the multi-racial civil rights organization Advancement Project and, a nationwide organization that enhances the political voice of young Americans – are calling attention to the...

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December 6, 2013
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SparkAction’s Top 24 Under 24 Youth Knowledge Builders and Changemakers celebrates powerful youth-led work to inform and empower young people to make decisions that are right for themselves and their futures.

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December 6, 2013
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High school students concerned with the standardized testing requirements for graduation in Ohio catalyze reform.


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