Youth Voices

presidential youth council
July 25, 2015
Produced by:
Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council

Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Scott Walker are the organization’s first candidates to endorse the creation of a Presidential Youth Council. According to staff, it “represents a major step forward in cementing our mission that the ideas of young people deserve a seat at...

July 20, 2015
Produced by:
The Forum for Youth Investment

At least one high-profile educator is calling on an end to labeling kids as “smart.” Not a bad idea, but what if we redefine the mindset instead? College student Sarah Taylor makes the case. 

lashon amado
July 19, 2015
Produced by:
YouthBuild USA

On June 24, YouthBuild USA employee, YouthBuild Brockton graduate, and National Council of Young Leaders Opportunity Youth United member Lashon Amado delivered a presentation titled “My Path out of Poverty” in Washington DC during the first ever ...

Lashon Amado
July 16, 2015
Produced by:
YouthBuild USA

YouthBuild Brockton alumnus, VOICES member, and National Council of Young Leaders' Lashon Amado appeared on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports with his sister, Ryanna Thomas, and the President and CEO of America’s Promise, John Gomperts.

holding hands
July 7, 2015
Produced by:
Youth Communication, Youth Communication

I’ve wanted kids for as long I can remember. I remember babysitting my dad’s ex-girlfriend’s child when I was a child myself. I loved that little boy. He would stare at me while I held him and fed him: He seemed so pure, an angel directly from heaven. Being a mother is...

July 2, 2015
Produced by:
San Jose Inside

Fifteen-year-old Michael Mendoza felt hopeless after being tried as an adult and sentenced to 15 years to life. He was faced with the haunting realization that he'll spend most of his most important years locked up. Unfortunately, this story is all too common with over 6,500 youth under 18...