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Ben Simon, the young founder of the Food Recovery Network, sparked a national movement for food recovery while a student at the University of Maryland.
A video highlighting the National Council of Young Leaders' meeting with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in October 2012.
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
girl with computer
A look at the ways social media can support homeless and runaway youth.
November 20, 2012 Unlearning is Critical
Unlearning is the key to high school reform.
What happens when a young person gets a chance to change the odds? Germain Castellanos, a graduate of the Youth Conservation Corps, Youthbuild and AmeriCorps, has ...
ready by 21
The key role of young people in creating Nashville’s Youth Master Plan.
ready by 21
Six communities have launched a Ready by 21 initiative that uses local data in new ways to help get young people on the path to success.
Karen's blog
The past few years have brought a renewal and reframing of two powerful American ideas: collective action and individual success. And now these ideas are coming ...
Did you know you can grow a garden using photos? Critical Exposure students in Maryland did just that. Check it out.
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Reconnnection opportunities for youth happening around the country.
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SparkAction asked youth attending the 2012 Opportunity Nation Summit about what adults need to know about helping opportunity youth.