Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth

The Office Depot Foundation - the independent foundation serving as the primary charitable giving arm of Office Depot - donated 5,000 backpacks to deserving children in Washington, D.C. last week to ensure they have essential tools they need to succeed. 
America’s Promise Alliance and its partners are reaching out to victims of Hurricane Gustav.
As one of the most important elections in decades is approaching, the rising influence of young voters is a phenomenon that has captivated the nation.
The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center (EPE) announced the launch of a powerful feature on its EdWeek Maps web site that allows users to access and download detailed reports on high school graduation for every school district in the United States.
Each year, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is held in proximity to Constitution Day.
The Second Annual National Learn & Serve Challenge, October 6-12, 2008, is a concentrated week of special events and activities designed to spotlight service-learning successes around the country. It is also designed to show support for Learn and Serve America and inspire other schools and communities to launch their own service-learning.
Be a voice for national service by visiting your Members of Congress during the Voices for National Service Capitol Hill Day.
For the past eight years, the Office Depot Foundation’s signature National Backpack Program places new backpacks into the hands of children who might not otherwise have the proper tools for success.
Across the country a plague among young people is spreading. Every 26 seconds a student drops out of high school in this country. Young people are leaving the nation’s high schools for various reasons—among them, a lack of interest and pursuing full-time employment to help support their families.
The new documentary film, I.O.U.S.A. has been called the “’Inconvenient Truth’ for the U.S. economy” by Reuters.
First Focuswants to make the upcoming election count for kids.
The America’s Promise Alliance recently selected its 2008-09 Youth Partnership Team, which is comprised of 10 to 15 young leaders from across the nation. The team serves as a leadership body and a sounding board for the Alliance.
The launch of the second round of Disney MinnieGrants to engage youth as community volunteers.
Celebrate strong families during National Family Week.
MENTOR, the California Mentor Foundation, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Evelyn Freed Mentor Center will host the “Mentoring—The Magic of Connections” National Mentoring Summit at the Disneyland Resort, Sept. 18-19, 2008.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize middle and high school students for volunteer community service.