Youth Voices

May 20, 2016
Produced by:
The Susan Crown Exchange, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

"Learning in Action" is a new series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each month, the 30-minute chat will pair a practitioner with a young person in their program to delve deeply into Social Emotional...

May 11, 2016
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Janaisa changed schools with an entirely new approach to teaching, Performance-Based Assessment Tests. She shares her experience with tackling new testing criteria. 

April 20, 2016
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College is a huge step in any students' career, but there are a lot of assumptions in the college process. Most of them are at the expense of students and families already struggling to apply. Janaisa Walker shares her personal troubles with applying to college as a first-generation...

Boston Cats
December 9, 2015
Produced by:
Opportunity Youth United, Opportunity Youth United

Boston Community Action Team Kicks Off Movement to Increase Opportunity, Decrease Poverty for Young People 

November 16, 2015
Produced by:
The Hill

In the past few years, we have seen more mainstream attention both from community members and influential leaders to a population that has largely been invisible: young people involved in the juvenile justice system. This fall alone, Pope Francis spoke out about injustice in our justice system,...

November 3, 2015
Produced by:
Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council

Within the last month, seven cities in Nebraska have passed a resolution calling for a Presidential Youth Council. James Moseman, Nebraska State Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council shares how these resolutions can amplify youth voices and spread the campaign's...