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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

The supposed heart of British democracy has become a searing wound of rage and retribution.

December 10, 2010

 Young Invincibles pushes back against the movement to roll back health care legislation.

December 1, 2010

Up to three $100,000 prizes will honor young innovators, organizations advancing positive social change

November 30, 2010

The recent campus mobilization at Yale is only the latest student effort to organize around and impact the safety of local residents.

November 15, 2010

Canadian students, sex workers and researchers respond to UK study on students' willingness to consider sex work.

November 15, 2010

The Think 2040 project wants to know your policy priorities so our generation can start shaping the agenda for the coming decades.

November 10, 2010

 Over the four decades since the voting age was lowered to 18, has anything been put into place to support ongoing youth voting? 

November 5, 2010

National exit polls of more than 17,000 voters show a remarkable trend: adults age 18–29 voted against the Republican Tsunami by sixteen points (56–40). Younger adults age 18–24 were even more progressive, voting against Republicans by nineteen points (58-39).

November 3, 2010

Michelle Obama rallies crowd of 3,500 at UPenn

November 2, 2010

Young people are the largest growing voting block, yet instead of engaging the issues that affect people under 30, the power of youth vote is chronically shrugged off by politicians who see young people as apathetic digital consumers.

October 29, 2010