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Centering Youth Voice: School Climate & Culture in the Middle Grades

By Dr. Dimelza Gonzales-Flores, UVA Curry Youth-NEX This blog post is the third in a series of three from the Remaking Middle School initiative. See the first post from the Research to Practice Design Team and the second post from the Professional Learning & Development Design Team Highlights:  The middle school years represent an optimal […]

Youth Awakening: Leveraging Mentoring as Young People Collaborate on Advocacy

By Grace Thwin, Youth Advocate for Mentoring, MENTOR National and PACA Founder As COVID-19 progressed, youth in our country noticeably felt more powerless among the economic and health disparities impacting their communities. On top of that, as xenophobic, anti-black, and other racial and ethnic justice issues rose to light, many young people saw a spark […]

How youth voices can help us keep kids away from the juvenile justice system

By Brandon Griggs, Youth Today Statistics recently released by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice illustrate a grim reality for the outcomes of most individuals who have ever gone through the juvenile court system as teens or even younger. Not only are they far more likely to be incarcerated again than adults, with recidivism rates for young offenders […]