Youth Voices

40for40JJDPA
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.

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...