Focus on Poverty

It’s been 50 years since the idealism of Robert F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administration’s War on Poverty placed economic injustice at the heart of American political and social discourse . . .

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You Don’t Have the Right to Talk Dirty to a Child

We all know the horror stories of predators luring children online to meet in person. Most states have laws that criminalize luring, or travelling to meet minors for a sexual purpose . . .

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Where Are All the Male Mentors?

By nearly every measure, youth mentoring programs work . . .

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Financial Literacy: Helping Kids Know What to Do About Money

By his own description Ted Gonder drifted through life as a teenager, aimless and “mediocre . . .

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Advocating for Social Security is Advocating for Youth

The national focus on Social Security’s benefits for seniors obscures its role as one of the largest antipoverty programs for children . . .

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Service Programs Try to Launch Opportunity Youth into Careers, College

At Green City Force, transparency starts from day one for the young adults who are considering the environmental service program after hitting a dead end on their education and career paths . . .

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Could You Survive One Month Living in Poverty? A Simulation for Youth Workers and Educators

At the National Youth-At-Risk Conference held in Savannah, Georgia, last spring, 82 youth workers and educators signed up to see if they could survive for one month living in poverty . . .

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