Youth Voices

norman harris
August 18, 2015
Produced by:
America's Promise Alliance

One of the nation’s largest school districts could save money by cutting sports and limiting extracurricular activities. While it would cut costs short-term, what's the long-term costs for students like Norman Harris. 

juvenile justice
August 6, 2015
Produced by:
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

With a growing emphasis on criminal justice reform, juvenile justice ambassador Alton PItre shares three steps to take towards reforming the juvenile justice system.  

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.