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Liberation: Transforming the System for All Youth

By Brenda V. Perez Amador (Changemaker, ND4Y) and Kathy Tran (Senior Policy Analyst, CLASP) The New Deal for Youth (ND4Y) Policy Platform advances radical and interconnected policy ideas that transform current systems and center racial, gender, and social justice. This blog is one in a four-part series that introduces the ND4Y framework: Reparations, Liberation, Decriminalization, and Abolition. A New Deal…

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Young Minds Matter: The Healing Future

This post was guest authored by Marissa Howdershelt, a fourth year student at University of California-Riverside, majoring in Public Policy with a minor in education. They are involved with New Deal for Youth Changemakers’ Healing and Well-being initiative. Marissa Howdershelt The New Deal for Youth Changemakers from the Healing and Well-being subcommittee were graciously invited to the Hogg Foundation…

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Beyond the Climate Crisis: The Journey to Environmental Justice

In August 2021, New Deal for Youth (ND4Y) Changemakers participated in a panel titled “Beyond the Climate Crisis: The Journey to Environmental Justice” for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s Emerging Leaders’ Summit. During the conversation, Changemakers Aniya Butler, Kaliko Kalahiki, and Marissa Howdershelt highlighted radical and holistic solutions that value our humanity and collective well-being over corporate greed.   ND4Y Changemakers believe…

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25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch

She the People is celebrating Women’s History Month by looking to the future. This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape. They have roots across the country, from battleground states like North Carolina, Georgia and Ohio, to sites of historic struggle like…

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Young Leaders Call for Passage of American Rescue Plan, Urge Electeds to do More for Young People in America

March 4, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC - Today, young leaders at the helm of A New Deal for Youth (ND4Y) released the following statement calling for swift passage of the American Rescue Plan, while noting how it still fails to address the specific challenges facing young people in America that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.…

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Young Leaders Call on Biden Administration, Congress to Support A New Deal for Youth, Counter COVID Impacts on America’s Young Adults

Inspired by FDR’s New Deal, Policy Effort Focuses on Youth-Led and Youth-Centered Solutions to Address Challenges Exacerbated by the Coronavirus Pandemic February 4, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC – Today, young adult leaders from across the country called on the Biden Administration, Members of Congress, public and private sectors decisionmakers to support Why We Can’t Wait: A New…

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