A recent event celebrating the work of young Native American, Alaskan native, and Native Hawaiian young people highlights keys issues pertaining to the importance of youth development and well-being.
Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham have introduced the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017. The bill would provide immigrant youth who entered the United States as children—also known as “Dreamers”—with an opportunity to earn their citizenship.
During Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) in October, advocates raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by the criminal justice system. This year, the YJAM challenge is to A.C.T. (Awaken, Confront, Transform) to end racism.
Kisha Bird's speech at the Northeast Regional Youth Academy is referenced in this article.
For many young people, early work experience is a touchstone on the path to continuous gainful employment.
The Senate has introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would make 1.8 million Dreamers eligible for conditional permanent resident status. However, the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains under threat, placing 800,000 beneficiaries in peril.
On December 4, Hannah Matthews and Duy Pham presented our 2019 report, Children and Families in Trouble: Census Data Show Declining Health Coverage and Enduring Poverty, at “Reducing Inequality in Education Policy Day” hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum in Washington, D.C.
Kisha Bird testified to the D.C. City Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development about effective strategies to advance youth employment outcomes for low-income and vulnerable youth.
On November 27, CLASP hosted Unjustice: Overcoming Trump’s Rollbacks on Youth Justice.
Kisha Bird was quoted in this article about the midterm elections' impact on youth.