Youth Voices

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The National Council of Young Leaders, comprising 16 diverse opportunity youth from across the country, held a Congressional Briefing to share their...
JJDPAmatters
September marked the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state...
Throughout the fall, we'll bring you new voices and personal stories about the impact of the JJDPA and ways it can be strengthened and improved...
Shearwater
There is a distinct gap between what it takes to make it to graduation and being ready for adulthood.

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October 7, 2014
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 to Increase Opportunity and Decrease Poverty in America. They shared six Recommendations in response to some of the most pervasive...

September 17, 2014
Produced by:
The National Council of Young Leaders

September 16, 2014
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 to monitor state compliance with the law. SAGs must include young people—but engaging them can be a challenge.

brown v board of education
June 2, 2014
Produced by:
Dignity in Schools Campaign

In May 2014, a group of Dignity in Schools members from California, Mississippi, Ohio and Washington, DC participated in an on-line Google Hangout discussion to reflect on the impacts of Brown v. Board of Education sixty years later.

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May 8, 2014
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.

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April 16, 2014
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.

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