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January 7, 2014 | Time for the Under 24 to Get Noticed

Do you know a young person using his or her talents, passion and creativity to shatter myths about drugs? SparkAction's Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters celebrates youth-led work to inform and empower young people to make decisions based on science, not rumor.

Plus, take action to raise the age in New York and read the latest news on opportunity youth, first-generation students, juvenile justice and more.

 

 

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Format: 2014-10-26
reflection
Federal law defines any commercial sex act involving someone under the age of 18 as a “severe form of trafficking.” And yet every year in the United ...
YJAM
In celebration of National Youth Justice Awareness Month, the latest data on youth confinement is being compared. While there has been a significant reduction, a ...
shaking hands
People who run collective impact efforts say one of their toughest tasks is keeping community engagement going beyond the "summits" where everyone gets ...
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The National Council of Young Leaders, comprising 16 diverse opportunity youth from across the country, held a Congressional Briefing to share their Recommendations ...
JJDPAmatters
September marked the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice ...
students
A look at the pathways to education and employment that are available for young adults who drop out of school and are unemployed.

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