Tag: youth

Good Sam Awarded $300,000 from H-E-B for Youth and Teen Services

H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions Award Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 for Youth and Teen Services   This June, H-E-B and H-E-B Tournament of Champions awarded Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) $300,000 in support of the agency’s Youth and Teen Services. The gift will be disbursed over three years to support the learning, growth, and development of all youth and… Read more »

Influencing Young America To Act – Special Report – June 2020

Influencing Young America To Act – Special Report – June 2020 The Influencing Young America to Act Special Report reveals the actions young Americans are taking to address racial inequality, discrimination and social injustice for Black people in America in this unique moment.  On June 6, The New York Times summarized the state of the country after George Floyd, a Black male, died while… Read more »

COVID-19 Juvenile Justice Survey: Youth Detention Admissions Fell by More Than Half in Two Months

A new survey of juvenile justice agencies across the United States found the rate of young people admitted to detention fell 52% in March and April — a decline in two months equal to one that took place over 13 years. The rapid drop in admissions, along with a substantial overall reduction in the youth detention population and a small but noteworthy narrowing of… Read more »

Bring this to Texas: Youth Take Constitutional Climate Lawsuit to the Alaska Supreme Court

Today, 16 young Alaskans filed their ​notice of appeal​ with the Alaska Supreme Court in their constitutional climate lawsuit, ​Sinnok v. State of Alaska​. The appeal comes just six days after the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which reports in its ​Alaska chapter​ that climate change is already dangerously impacting the state. On October 30, Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller for the… Read more »

MUST READ: Case Foundation study shows how Americans aged 18-30 are influenced to care about and act on major movements and social issues

The research, based on a nationally representative sample of 1,100 young people surveyed in August, provides intriguing insights into the lives and thinking of Young Americans, including the key role television news plays in informing this young generation about social issues, their high intention to vote in the November midterm elections, and their feelings about social issues and the direction of the country.

Important Updates From Children at Risk

“If we truly hold family values dear, if we sincerely believe that children belong with their parents, and if freedom matters, we must end the zero-tolerance policy.” -Yael Ross Director, Center for New American Children     CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN CHILDREN   This April, CHILDREN AT RISK launched its Center for New American Children and Education (CNAC). New American Children include:   Documented… Read more »

A well-educated citizenry is an economic and social necessity: How to improve student educational outcomes: New insights from data analytics

A well-educated citizenry is an economic and social necessity. Policy makers, educators, and parents all over the world want students to understand and be able to apply their knowledge of math, reading, and science. Yet improving educational outcomes has proved elusive. Some countries, states and municipalities have made great strides, but many continue to struggle. Educators continue to debate what matters and what works.

Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’

On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

Data finds Millennials are actively moving away from traditional forms of cause engagement and while taking consistent action on causes they care about

“The Millennial Impact Project is a pivotal series of studies [helping] organizations and individuals everywhere understand the best approaches to cultivating the interest and involvement of this generation.” – Case Foundation

“When it comes to insights about millennials, our most populous generation, the annual Millennial Impact Report never disappoints.” – Ryan Scott, Forbes

The Millennial Impact Project is the largest body of data and analysis on how US millennials interact with causes. Since beginning the study in 2009, Achieve has researched the behavior and preferences of more than 100,000 millennials (born 1980-2000) through surveys, focus groups and one-on-one interviews.