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COLLEGE FINALIST: The range of options that my generation has to choose from has been whittled to a handful of bad ones. I am coming of age not in the land of the free, but in the land of the dependent.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: We cannot invest more in education without making appropriate policy changes. 

COLLEGE FINALIST: My generation must take on the task of building strong community economies and reestablishing collective wealth for all people. 

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: Suddenly, my opinion of a record I had been listening to for over eight years was turned on its head.

COLLGE FINALIST: There’s still time to face up to the issues we stand to inherit, and our generation has the modern means to do it. Whether we can muster the will—well, that’s entirely up to us.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: A Black face in my high school would become as foreign as a repressed memory that everyone just seemed to forget existed.  

COLLEGE FINALIST: The inability for people to live in the present may become increasingly dangerous as it continues to become more socially acceptable.

HIGH SCHOOL WINNER: A graduating high school senior reflects on her generation's embattled future—and its dwindling access to quality education.

With high unemployment among youth, maybe young people should be thinking about creating their own jobs.

The outcome of the budget debate will have a huge impact on future generations, as spending decisions will determine how large of a debt is passed on. Several thousand young people came together to create a budget that calls for investments in education, health care, infrastructure and green energy, while also reducing the federal debt.

Blogs

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011

Young people may feel helpless about the corporatocracy, but they have the potential to overcome many barriers.

September 27, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 11, 2011

New York City's mandate to provide sex education in public schools is the perfect manifesto for comprehensive sexuality education—but will it be held accountable?

August 11, 2011

Hardly a week goes by without threats or violence at a youth baseball or soccer game, usually involving not kids but adults.

June 21, 2011

The bill allows for undocumented students to receive in-state tuition in public universities in the state.

April 21, 2011

An American student reflects on the early days of the protests.

February 7, 2011

As Republicans attack the new healthcare law, those up to the age of 26 who are still under their parent's health insurance plan could lose coverage.

February 1, 2011