Youth Voices

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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.
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Open up those textbooks, young workers in U.S. are falling behind on skills and proficiency. Although young American workers are more educated than...
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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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Quorum
January 28, 2015
Produced by:
SparkAction

Harvard undergrad students Alex Wirth and Jonathan Marks have created Quorum, an online legislative strategy platform that explains the relationships between lawmakers in Congress.

November 26, 2014
Produced by:
Annenberg Institute for School Reform

To be successful and sustainable, education reform initiatives must strategically incorporate the voices of those who have the most to lose or gain. That means students, parents and residents should be heard, not just professionals. 

Ladine Daniels
November 7, 2014
Produced by:
The National Council of Young Leaders

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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.

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