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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.

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Format: 2015-03-28
John Gomberts
This is the second in a short series of blogs about the right to readinessLet’s define it by what it is, not by what it isn’t.
social emotional learning
Competnecy based learning is no longer just about math and reading, it also incorporates social emotional learning which measures a number of areas, like manging ...
college students
First-generation students can be succeptible to summer melt, where navigating the ins and outs of the college process becomes so difficult that they fall off track. ...
Nell Bernstein
Nell Bernstein discusses the harmful effects of the "superpredator" theory, her new book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, and ...


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September 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, the nation's landmark juvenile justice law. Congress is making federal funding decisions – so enter your Zip Code and lend your voice to this call to action!


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