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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month with AI/AN FACES data

By Meryl Barofsky , Laura Hoard, and Allison Walker, Office of Planning, Research, & Evaluation We are celebrating Native American Heritage Month by sharing some of the accomplishments of the American Indian/Alaska Native Family and Child Experiences Survey (AI/AN FACES). AI/AN FACES was designed to provide descriptive, nationally representative information on tribally operated Region XI […]

Without Additional Support, Nearly Four Million Children Younger Than 6 Will Experience Poverty This Fall

By Ilham Dehry, Urban Institute The COVID-19 crisis is taking a huge toll on families’ economic security, particularly for families of color and families with children. Early childhood poverty can shape health and social outcomes for decades, which makes supporting families with young children urgent and critical. Though federal aid earlier in the year provided […]

A second wave of COVID 19? What to expect if you experience disabilities

By Deandra Mouzon, Youth Today The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported in January, and since about April scientists and other health experts have been predicting a second wave of the virus in the fall and winter. Now, with cases spiking all over the country, many think it is here. So […]

The pandemic has taken a toll on young adults’ mental health. A new study reveals just how severe it is

By Arianna MacNeill, Boston.com  It may come as no surprise that young adults are experiencing higher rates of depression and other mental health concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic rages forward in the U.S. But just how much higher are these cases compared to the pre-pandemic past? A new report led by Massachusetts General Hospital, and […]

Do some mentoring models send the wrong message to marginalized youth?

By: Bernadette Sánchez, PhD, National Mentoring Resource Center Editor’s Note: Several members of the NMRC Research Board participated in the 2017 National Mentoring Summit this past February, leading a research track that featured OJJDP-funded research and totaled 13 workshops across the multi-day event. We asked several Research Board members to share their key insights from […]

Strengthening Connections: Mentoring Youth During a Pandemic

By U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Mentoring Resource Center Youth mentoring relies on the power of human connections. Maintaining those connections in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic may be challenging, but it is an important and worthwhile effort. As President Trump said, “Mentors serve not only as […]

University/After-school Reading Partnerships Help Students Succeed

By Stacy Delacruz, Angie Smith and Shannon Tovey, Youth Today After-school programs provide a wide range of benefits for students, families and communities. According to Youth.gov, these programs can boost academic performance, promote physical health and provide a safe, structured environment for the children of working parents.  Ed.gov reports that a national evaluation of 21st […]

Impacts of COVID-19 on Latinx Youth

By Nathalia Galan Herrera, America’s Promise Alliance Para traducción al español, haga clic aquí. I was supposed to have a graduation ceremony in May to receive a certificate in Web Design—my first certificate in the United States. My mom was proud of me, so I bought a flight for her from Colombia to come to […]

Reducing Student Vote Would Hurt Young People’s Well-being, Experts Say

By Stell Simonton, Youth Today The youth vote took center stage this week when a leaked video showed a Republican activist rejoicing that fewer college students might vote since many campuses were closed. Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, a youth nonprofit championing the free market and limited government, said the college student vote […]