Youth Voices

Robert Putnam
Whose fault is poverty? Is it the fault of the poor themselves or of society at large? The question of culture versus economics lies at the heart of...
young people
Readiness is not just a universal goal for America's youth. We must position readiness as one of the toughest civil rights issues of our time....
Low-income youth and adults need pathways to postsecondary education leading to good jobs, along with Pell Grants and other financial aid so they can...
Any parent would be thrilled to hear positive feedback during a parent-teacher conference. The next step in helping a child progress isn't always...
According to new data released from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention (OJJDP), The United States has experienced a 12 percent...

youth-produced content

Barack Obama
May 14, 2015
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Ready by 21

Sara Matthew, policy associate at the Forum, shares her thoughts and excitement for My Brother's Keeper Alliance announcement.

raise the age ny
May 11, 2015
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VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! New York is one of only two states in the country that have failed to recognize what research and science have confirmed – adolescents are children, and prosecuting and placing them in the adult criminal justice system doesn’t work for them...

solitary confinement
May 1, 2015
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Reveal News

Off/Page Project, a collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting, have created “Locked [In],” a piece depicting the disturbing reality that many youth face in solitary confinement. In this short film, poet Gabriel Cortez share stories of what it's...

what kids can do
March 23, 2015
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What Kids Can Do

Watch this awesome video from What Kids Can Do (WKCD) using youth voices to talk about critical social and emotional skills like managing stress, motivation, persistence, and self-confidence. 


January 28, 2015
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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
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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. 


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