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2022 Media Coverage

Youth-focused organizations applaud the Biden-Harris Administration commitment to funding youth workforce development with major American Rescue Plan announcement

Washington, DC, September 2—Earlier this summer, the Biden-Harris Administration invited a coalition of youth and young adult facing organizations to participate in a roundtable on youth employment as part of the Administration’s comprehensive strategy to respond to violence and ensure public safety. The Administration’s proposals to invest significant resources in youth employment and evidence-based community…

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‘This is way beyond collaborative’: Young leaders see their feedback reflected in Biden’s plans

Washington, DC (CNN)When Joe Biden campaigned for the presidency, he called himself a bridge to a new generation of leaders in the Democratic Party. While some frustrations remain, young leaders are saying the President Biden's administration is making good progress on Candidate Biden's pledge. Advocates say that the youth-focused proposals in Biden's "Build Back Better Plan," which includes the…

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New Deal for Youth: “For the People Act Must Pass, Very Least America Can Do to Protect Democracy”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: [email protected]   July 13, 2021  WASHINGTON, DC – Today, young leaders from the A New Deal for Youth initiative called on Congress to pass the “H.R. 1 - For the People Act.” A New Deal for Youth Changemakers, as the young leaders are called, firmly support passage of the bill, but note that it is the bare minimum Congress can do to protect American democracy.   A New Deal for Youth rated the ‘For the People Act’ a 3.3 out of 10 on its legislative…

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Young Leaders Release Post-Pandemic Policy Platform to Ensure America’s Youth Aren’t Left Behind

Youth-Centered, Equity-Focused Framework to Close Gap for America’s Young as Nation Heads Toward Post-Pandemic Future  May 25, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation heads toward recovery from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, young community leaders will release the New Deal for Youth Policy Platform on Wednesday, May 26, from 4-6pm EST on Facebook and YouTube. The comprehensive…

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Advocates call on Biden administration to prioritize youth mental health as experts warn of consequences

(CNN)Talia Kaganovsky has struggled with her mental health for years. But when Covid-19 hit, "it was almost like a giant slap in the face," the 18-year-old freshman at University of Pittsburgh said. Kaganovsky, like all Americans, had to readjust her habits and expectations when the pandemic began a year ago. For many high school seniors, that…

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The pandemic is hard for teens and hard for parents. These young women are both.

Even before covid-19, teen parents faced greater levels of housing, financial and food insecurity Liss Raber (Courtesy of Michael Holley); Araseli Chicas (Courtesy of Araseli Chicas); Aysia Miller-Wansel (Courtesy of Aysia Miller-Wansel). Rainesford Stauffer Mar. 9, 2021 Aysia Miller-Wansel, 17, is saving to buy a car and, when she turns 18, move out of her group home…

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