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Youth Voice: How Small Steps Can Lead to Positive, Healthy Change

August 22, 2018

My main goal in life is to make my generation better and healthier. And for change to happen, we young people have to voice our opinions and make ourselves heard.
Breaking through “the Code”: Five Steps for Unlocking Success in Young People

June 06, 2018

In January 2018, City Year Senior Vice President of Team Leadership Stephen Spaloss was invited to speak at a Mental Health in Schools conference of
Youth Speak Out at the Atlantic Education Summit

May 21, 2018

“I’ve always thought that we need to prepare our students for the world, but I’m learning so quickly that we need to prepare the world for our students,” said Christina Cody, a science teacher and founder of the youth health initiative FIT2gether, at the recent Atlantic Education Summit.
America’s Promise Joins Partners to Send Letter to New Federal School Safety Commission

April 06, 2018

In the spirit of collaboration and to support the current movement to create and preserve schools as safe places for young people, America’s Promise Alliance, along with two other partner organizations working together as part of the Together for Healthy and Successful Schools initiative, have sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy Devos and the Federal School Safety Commission to inform the
When Students Say #MeToo, Schools Don't Always Listen

February 21, 2018

More than half of young people say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment in high school, yet schools often report zero instances of harassment—a figure experts say is “statistically impossible.” Why the disconnect between the data?

Type: News

TAG: Healthy Schools

promises: Safe Places

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Action Platform: School Climate

This Type of Tragedy Should Never Happen

February 17, 2018

We must all be willing to take the necessary steps to protect our most valuable and vulnerable resources or risk failing our young people.  
From Patient to Doctor: Who Angela Diaz Credits with Saving Her

April 06, 2016

Long before Angela Diaz became the director of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, she was one of the Center’s patients. In high school, Diaz made good grades and considered herself an excellent student. But at 17, everything changed. “I became very depressed. I didn’t feel able to leave of the house,” she said. “Suddenly, I was confused and lost my sense of direction.”