N.C. Raise the Age Supporters Hope for Change in Law

David Johnson was 16 years old when he faced his first criminal charge in a North Carolina court that considered him an adult.

He remembers being overwhelmed by the proceedings, uncertain of what it would mean to take a plea or to spend years in prison — and to end up with a permanent criminal record. After all, he says, he was just a kid . . .

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Fostering Change

Chelsea Bramblett didn’t know what to expect the first time she showed up at the statehouse in Tallahassee . . .

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Good Storytelling Raises Money, Attracts Volunteers

Storytelling makes a difference for a youth organization, building capacity by going beyond data or too-brief, one-dimensional stories to engage audience’s emotions . . .

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Making Sense of Earned Income Opportunities

When Urban Ventures launched CityKid Java nearly 15 years ago in Minneapolis, the community development nonprofit was just hoping to generate some extra revenue outside the common mix of individual donations, corporate giving and foundation grants . . .

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Trump Presidency Could Reshape Policies for Children and Youth

Child advocate expects to spend time playing defense under a new Donald Trump administration, trying to block policy changes and budget cuts that could undermine public schools, harm children’s access to health care and otherwise diminish support for youth and their families.