Articles covering topics relevant to America’s youth

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In mid-March, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
In recent months, our nation has been gripped by uncertainty and fear.
How can parents, caregivers, and families ensure that young people’s social and emotional needs are met in an at-home learning environment?
This piece originally appeared on LinkedIn and has been posted here with permission. Read the original posting here. George Floyd’s last breath breathed new life into a movement.
In the hot seat today: Tim Finchem, the retired third commissioner of the PGA TOUR, whose contributions to the PGA TOUR, its tournaments and players, and the broader world of golf catalyzed a remarkable commitment to the positive development of children and youth
From his own experiences as a community college graduate to the daily experiences that keep him going and provide inspiration, Chancellor Salgado reflects on what’s shaped his life of service for young people.
From 2011 to 2018, something remarkable happened in Chicago: graduation rates skyrocketed from 56.9 percent to 78.2 percent.  This inspiring 21 percentage point increase in young people earning a dip
In anticipation of America’s Promise Alliance’s fifth annual Promise Night, we’ll introduce you to each of the night’s honorees, who are all outstanding individuals helping to deliver the American dream to young people across the country.
“We actually don’t have the answers, the answers are in communities and in the people we are investing in.
Are you working to advance young people’s social, emotional, and cognitive development? Are you poised to extend those efforts through intentional crosssector collaboration? Is your organization trusted in the community to represent and honorits young people?
When I first started teaching, I could not have guessed that my understanding of human development, psychological responses to trauma and cultural nuance (I was a sociology and psychology major in college) would so strongly inform my approach to managing my classroom and connecting with my students. Without this baseline knowledge, I may have never discovered the true value of Trauma Informed Practices (TIP) in schools.
Join two School District of University leaders – Gary Spiller, executive director of the Office of Student Support and Innovative Services, and Nancy Cambria, director of communications – as they discuss the district’s use of social-emotional practices, prioritization of youth voice, and its emphasis on supporting the health and well-being of all children.
Last month, we publicly launched the YES Project with a panel at ASU + GSV that focused on the power of connection and how the business community, educators, policymakers, and philanthropists can help link youth to new opportunities.
Adelante Mujeres’ mission is to provide holistic education and empowerment opportunities to Latina women and their families. Part ofl this mission is to increase graduation rates of Latinos in her community.
A recent situation involving a first-grade student in the University City School District prompted teachers and administrators to consider an unconventional approach. Rather than immediately focus on any instruction or behavior in the classroom, the district sought to provide the student and his family with basic needs – a trip to the doctor, food and toiletry items.