Youth activism is clearly on the rise today, particularly in regard to gun control and climate change. Yet the stories about these involvements are hardly ever told by young people. Read more


Despite ongoing political turmoil, new data shows how Dreamers’ continue to help build the nation. Read more


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Virginia juvenile justice advocates envision a correctional system not about police and prisons but about stability, families, and a continuum of care. Read more


Young women are gaining much-needed experience in leadership, as well as the representation they’ve been missing, lending a voice to the largest generation of voters yet. Read more


“And then it happened. He very innocently hugged her.” Read more


When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide. Read more

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A 13-year-old boy spent three months in a juvenile facility – including time in solitary confinement – because he could not pay a $500 fine for skipping school. Read more


No longer forcibly separating families at the border, the Trump Administration has merely changed the way children are harmed. Read more



Alexandra Tempus

Wisconsin high schoolers—and older constituents, too—show the NRA-favorite House Speaker that his hometown ground is shifting. Read more


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Wisconsin students leading the effort to keep up the gun-reform momentum have a bold plan to go nationwide ‘until change is made that would save lives on a daily basis.’ Read more



Rick Reinhard

A remarkable groundswell against the status quo on guns in America. Read more



Afghan Peace Volunteers

Courageous teenagers are making waves in the U.S. regarding gun policies. What if international teen solidarity could subject U.S. military attacks in Afghanistan to the same horror and scorn so many now direct toward the National Rifle Association? Read more


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Fabrice Florin

Young people in Florida and elsewhere—articulate and thoughtful, media savvy and politically astute—are taking action against policies that are killing them in the classroom. They have a wealth of data to back them up. Read more



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Through a potent mix of policy and public shaming, state leaders, including Governor Rick Scott, may be starving the state’s public education system to death. Read more

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Pax Ahimsa Gethen

Invite white nationalist speakers to campus. Provoke student pushback. Get labeled the “violent left.” There’s another way. Read more

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A reminder that we not only need DACA, but must go even further to protect immigrant youth. Read more

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Soaring college costs force many to go without food or seek government assistance. Read more

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Most students worry about their test grades at school. Immigrant children worry if their parents will still be there when they get home. Read more

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Conservative youth organizations have access to almost three times more money than liberal ones. In addition to giving more money, right-wing funders are offering support with fewer strings attached. Read more

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Emily Kaplan

These young people from war torn parts of the world describe themselves as friendly, hard-working, responsible, dependable. To a visitor, other adjectives come to mind as well: worldly, resilient, strong. Read more

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