Palm Beach County Creates Master Plan for Youth

“Nobody thinks we are a county in which kids go hungry, but we are,” said Tammy Fields, Palm Beach County youth services director. The county recently released a master plan, drawing together many parties — including youth themselves — to define and address problems.

Incarcerated Youth and Their Families: Human Just Like Everyone Else

Watching my brother go to jail opened my eyes to the fact that I want to help and work with youth who have been incarcerated. There is no age requirement for the ability to feel pain over an uncontrollable situation. I’m 16 years old, and I’ve probably seen more of the system than most youth out in society.

4-H STEM Program Reaches Somali Kids

After school in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, middle-school kids build small bridges with paper, construct a battery-powered LED light and map out their education and career goals.