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June 7, 2011
Event- Decoupling the Values Agenda: Millennials, Religion, and Shifting Attitudes toward Abortion and Same-sex Marriage
In recent election cycles, the so-called “values voter” agenda has often been distilled to abortion and same-sex marriage. Yet new ...
June 7, 2011
30 Under 30: Innovative Educators
These forward-thinking teachers are changing the world we live in - one student at a time. Check out these young education innovators in the link below.
June 7, 2011
A Budget for Young America
It seems like few in Washington are ready to allow young people a seat at the table when it comes to laying down the plan for America's financial future. That's why ...
June 6, 2011
Voter Suppression Updates
As state legislature sessions wind down, California and Oregon are the exceptions to the flurry of new state efforts that would limit registration and voting access ...
May 26, 2011
Can Facebook and Twitter Overthrow a Government?
"Online social media gets the information out in real time not just within national borders but throughout the rest of the world. Its strength lies in its speed and ...
May 23, 2011
Blog: Fair Elections Legal Network
Many states are enacting new laws requiring photo IDs and other measures adding documentary burdens for young voters. Many see the momentum in the wrong direction - ...
May 20, 2011
Empowering Youth Through Action Civics in Chicago
Mikva Challenge has been engaging Chicago high school students in politics and civic activism since 1998. Mikva's Action Civics programming brings civic education out ...
May 16, 2011
The Briefcase Brigades at Santa Cruz
Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz took place in a national day of action called the Briefcase Brigades in April to start a discussion about youth ...
May 13, 2011
Student Writing Contest--Enter now!
What do you think is the most serious issue facing your generation?
asks high school and undergraduates to answer this question in 800 words ...
May 11, 2011
More about the Catherine Ferguson Academy
In response to Rachel Maddow's coverage of the Catherine Ferguson Academy, a high school in Detroit for young mothers and pregnant girls that is in danger of being ...
May 10, 2011
Best Buy Children’s Foundation-Community Grants Program
The Best Buy Children's Foundation will give $2 million to the Community Grants Program to support non-profit organizations that provide opportunities to young teens ...
May 9, 2011
Freedom Riders on PBS--May 16, 2011
As we’re seeing in the Middle East and in America today, it is often the young who put themselves on the line for social and political change. Fifty years ago ...
May 9, 2011
College Students Solve the Budget Crisis
While gridlocked Washington can’t seem to come up with a good, balanced approach to bringing down our federal debt, some college students unlocked a solution ...
May 6, 2011
Are Political Views Hardwired? Political Orientations Are Correlated with Brain Structure in Young Adults
A new study published in Current Biology found that political orientations of young adults are correlated with brain structure. Researchers conducted ...
May 3, 2011
2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars Announced
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan yesterday announced the selection of 141 outstanding high school seniors as the 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The students ...
May 2, 2011
What Is Your Reaction to the Death of Osama bin Laden?
Author Holly Epstein Ojalvo reaches out to students for their thoughts about the death of Osama bin Laden.
April 26, 2011
Youth Service-Learning Programs in Texas Funded
The Texas Healthy Habitats Grant Program is administered by Service Learning Texas, in partnership with Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Texas Parks and Wildlife ...
April 26, 2011
L'Oreal Announces the Sixth Annual Women of Worth Awards
L'Oreal celebrates the outstanding volunteer service of women age 18 and older for their community outreach and leadership in general. They will be honored with ...
April 25, 2011
Montana Win or "Neato, Veto"
Montana Governor Schweitzer has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the late registration and voting period and same day registration. Rock the Vote reports below.
April 18, 2011
Graduating Off a Cliff: The Millenial Generation's Fight for It's Future
Thousands of the Millenial Generation--those born between 1980 and 2000--are asking, WTF? Where's the Funding? Entering college and/or the job market ...
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