Youth Voices

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September marks the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice...
texting
A recent Education Week article explored a pilot texting programthat keeps graduating and graduated seniors on track for matriculating in their...
Senator Cory Booker
This week, Senator Cory Booker  (D-NJ) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the REDEEM Act (The Record Expungement Designed to Enhance...
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Pride Month celebrations across the country are more cheerful than ever thanks to recent stories of momentous progress within communities and the...
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Joshua Steckel left his job as a college counselor at a private school to help low-income, largely minority, public-school students in Brooklyn...

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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.

philan photo
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.

adam g photo
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.

ERICA PICTURE
February 17, 2014
Produced by:
GOOD

GOOD looks at how youth are using poetry to change the conversation about diabetes.

OSF
January 3, 2014
Produced by:
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...

welcometodemocracy
December 19, 2013
Produced by:
Our Time, Advancement Project

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

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