Virtual Youth Townhall on the Return to School

On Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 PM ET, America’s Promise Alliance and The 74 hosted a Youth Townhall to share youth thoughts about the logistics of school reopening, as well as how school leaders can engage young people in decision-making once school is back in session. Additionally, given the growing national conversations about racial justice, youth shared insights and advice for school leaders on how schools should provide opportunities to talk and learn about race and racism.

Regardless of whether your school is returning in-person, virtually, or a combination, this was an important opportunity to share your insight to inform school, district, and community leaders’ decisions this year and beyond. 

Wednesday Aug 26 - Wednesday Aug 26, 2020

Youth Panel



Virtual Town Hall Recording

Virtual Town Hall Recording


The State of Young People during COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis looms large, creating deep and disparate consequences for young people and their families. Our nationally representative survey of high school youth reveals their perceptions of the pandemic’s impact on their learning and their lives. The findings suggest that students are experiencing a collective trauma, and that they and their families would benefit from immediate and ongoing support.

The Pulse of Gen Z in the Time of COVID-19

As part of’s response to COVID-19, we’ve kicked off an ongoing survey to gauge how Gen Z is handling the crisis. With tens of thousands of responses from our members (ages 13–25) from every state in the country, it’s clear young people are feeling the impact deeply.

Sanford Harmony Connection Cards​

Designed for Pre-K through 2nd grade, these easy-to-use cards provide students (or staff!) with opportunities to share, think, collaborate and have fun together.


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CALLING ALL MIDDLE /HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS! Join @americaspromise & @the74 on 8/26 at 2pm ET for a Virtual Youth Townhall on the Return to School to share your perspectives & advice for school leaders as school starts this fall:

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This event is made possible through the generous support of Pure Edge, Inc.

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