I don't think Ms. Pillai's criticism is entirely fair. Two out of four organizations I featured in the forum--The League of Young Voters and United We Dream--work primarily with youth of color, non-college youth and young people from poor communities.
There are over 500 youth-led or youth-driven organizations in the United States, and we are bound to overlook urgent work of many youth organizers in one article. However, I hope that Pillai will follow the StudentNation page online. Last year, it featured both groups she mentions--YUCA and FIERCE (among many others)--through syndicated articles from WireTap Magazine.
San Francisco, CA
Dec 3 2009 - 12:22pm