Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth

A new Girl Scouts study presents findings that disclose how girls and boys define leadership; their experiences, aspirations and fears with respect to leadership; and, predictors of leadership aspiration.
In celebration of the National Learn & Serve Challenge, this week, students across the country have been serving meals, cleaning up the environment, tutoring their peers, and raising money for cancer research. Each student is demonstrating how he or she can make a difference through service-learning during the week, held October 6-12.
Using data from the Big Brothers Big Sisters high school Bigs program, a new study addresses the capacity and effectiveness of high school students as role models for young people.
During National School Lunch Week (October 13-17, 2008), the nation renews its commitment to the health of its children, working to ensure they develop good eating habits and receive nutritious meals.
In history, society has lacked an adequate understanding of youth during their transition period between childhood and adolescence. As a result, young people often have been “growing up forgotten.” During the period of early adolescence, specifically between ages 10-15, young people leave childhood and progress toward full adolescence, making major decisions about their values, standards, attitudes, and personal beliefs. Many of their decisions impact their behavior throughout their lives.
A new Child Trends report finds that there are many opportunities for high schools to widen the road to success by focusing on the competencies necessary for the development of the whole young person.
Students seeking an interactive experience during the college search process have free online options from the U.S. Department of Education’s and, an offering from the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA).
Each October FedEx employees and Safe Kids Worldwide coalitions team up to teach children safe pedestrian behaviors through fun and engaging safety activities. On Wednesday, October 8, 2008 more than 150 Safe Kids coalitions across the country will host more than 500 local events at elementary schools.
The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving is a gift for young readers ages 6 to 11. This unique book inspires, teaches and engages children to give back to the world around them.
The 2008 Youth Leadership Seminar will be held Oct. 1-5, 2008.
Catholic Charities USA's 2008 Annual Gathering in New Orleans, set for Sept. 25-28, and themed "Building Communities of Hope and Harmony" will bring together hundreds of Catholic Charities leaders and staff to explore how Catholic Charities can work together toward a housed America.
The America’s Promise Alliance held its third annual 100 Best Communities for Young People National Forum and Celebration this week in Washington, D.C.
This week across America, Comcast – the nation’s leading cable provider – will begin showing Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that share the power of City Year with their 25 million cable subscribers in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, along with America’s Promise Alliance, announced on Monday that the city of St. Petersburg, FL, has been selected to receive a brand new community-built playground.
The National Covering Kids & Families Network  will host its  Convening on Sept. 30, and Oct. 1, 2008.
The National Wildlife Federation is asking the Surgeon General for help in addressing a critical aspect of children’s health and well-being.