Tag: Youth

How Democrats Should Increase the Youth Vote

Yaniliz Rosario, 19, was making Snapchat playlists for a watch party for an event that some may assume teenagers don’t typically get excited about — a school board meeting. High schoolers logged on, flooding the chat box on Zoom with questions, as Ms. Rosario curated song suggestions and gave them shout-outs. Ms. Rosario is a […]

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Rapper 21 Savage Expands Youth Financial Literacy Program

Rapper 21 Savage is furthering his efforts to empower youth through financial literacy. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the music artist—whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph⁠—recently launched an online program centered on money management for students of all ages. The program, Bank Account At Home, is in partnership with mobile banking provider Chime and […]

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The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The colorful boardwalk is crowded again, the Ferris wheel spins near one of the piers, tourists are browsing in the souvenir shops, and throngs of young people are cutting loose as they always do, guzzling and carousing in the beachside bars and clubs that earned the city the nickname “Dirty Myrtle.” […]

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‘You Know Your Audience’: Russia’s Internet Stars Turn Away From Putin

MOSCOW — Ksenia Hoffman, a Russian video blogger, says another blogger passed along an offer back in March: Was she interested in putting up an Instagram post mentioning the coming referendum on President Vladimir V. Putin’s amendments to the Constitution? “They’ll pay well for it,” she recalls the blogger saying. Ms. Hoffman, 22, says she […]

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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

As our country grapples with both a global pandemic and the devastating impacts of long-term systemic racism, political leaders are rightfully looking to enact policies that meaningfully benefit low-income and minority communities. Many solutions will take time, but there is one action that mayors across the country — including in New York City — can […]

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What Is Freedom? Teaching Kids Philosophy in a Pandemic

“We don’t really need going to school,” Ella Wagar, a 10-year-old from Seattle, told her online peers during a recent Zoom session. “What we really do need are friends. If you don’t have friends, it sucks; you play alone, you eat alone.” The children were exploring the difference between needs and wants in light of […]

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Who Are the Key Voters Turning Against Trump?

Joe Biden may be ahead in national and many battleground polls, but Democrats are still fretting about whether key constituencies will turn out in November. In particular, they worry about the level of support from young black and Hispanic voters — for good reason. Mr. Biden’s margins among these groups, particularly blacks, tend to lag […]

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George Floyd Protests Stir a Difficult Debate on Race in France

BOBIGNY, France — Luc Pechangou had never joined a protest before, not even when his own neighborhood just outside Paris was convulsed with anger over the violent arrest of a young black man from the area in 2017. It was instead the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis that led him to join an anti-racism […]

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Expecting Students to Play It Safe if Colleges Reopen Is a Fantasy

A number of American colleges and universities have decided to bring students back to campus this fall, believing they can diminish the risk of coronavirus transmission if everyone wears masks, uses hand sanitizer and social distances. Some schools also plan to reconfigure dorms to create family-size clusters of uninfected students, who could socialize in relative […]

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Young New Yorkers Want You to Know Why They’re Marching

They are movement newbies. Mostly in their 20s and 30s, emerging from different corners of New York City, they call this their personal turning point. No longer, they say, could they just post on Instagram, or just give money, or just vote. They needed to put their bodies on the street after the killing of […]

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Why Joe Biden Should Look to His Left

Joe Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee, and though the primary was, by historical standards, quite tepid, there is still a lot of work to be done on unifying the party. Many young Democrats are rightfully skeptical of Mr. Biden and his record on many issues that matter to them. But Mr. Biden’s team has […]

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Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

When the word came in early March, Ashley Russell recalled his first reaction as “sheer astonishment.” Within a week, Year Up, a nonprofit job-training program in cities across the country, would go entirely online after being held entirely in person. The promise of Year Up is that an intensive regimen of technical and professional training […]

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Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

When the word came in early March, Ashley Russell recalled his first reaction as “sheer astonishment.” Within a week, Year Up, a nonprofit job-training program in cities across the country, would go entirely online after being held entirely in person. The promise of Year Up is that an intensive regimen of technical and professional training […]

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Have a Teenager Joining a Protest? Talk About Safety First

When Sandy Asirvatham’s 17-year-old son, Miles Donovan, expressed interest in attending a protest this week near their downtown Baltimore home, she appreciated that he wanted to demonstrate solidarity with those who are outraged over the death of George Floyd. But just hours before it started, she began to worry. “I started fearing overzealous policing in […]

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Usher’s Nonprofit Leads Effort To Combat Food Insecurity In Atlanta

Food insecurity is a pressing issue that has been exacerbated due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and individuals are stepping up to provide relief. According to WSB-TV, singer Usher donated meals to Atlanta-based families in need to ensure they had access to healthy food options amid the public health crisis. The donation […]

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How Cubans Lost Faith in Revolution

GUANABACOA, Cuba — There was nothing Caridad Limonta would not do for her dear mother, even if it meant fulfilling her strange wish to be buried with two pairs of socks. Cancer took Ms. Limonta’s mother, Zenaida, in 2002, while they lived together in this ancient town across the harbor from Old Havana. Following the […]

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Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars

Matthew Henderson couldn’t be entering the job market at a worse time. As a senior at Loyola University, he spent the spring semester interning as a trade policy analyst at the British Consulate in Chicago. But his chances of turning that opportunity into a permanent job ran headlong into the coronavirus pandemic. Now Mr. Henderson […]

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Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars

Matthew Henderson couldn’t be entering the job market at a worse time. As a senior at Loyola University, he spent the spring semester interning as a trade policy analyst at the British Consulate in Chicago. But his chances of turning that opportunity into a permanent job ran headlong into the coronavirus pandemic. Now Mr. Henderson […]

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The Pandemic Has Created a Youth Unemployment Crisis. We Can Fix It.

Nearly 7.7 million American workers younger than 30 are now unemployed and three million dropped out of the labor force in the past month. Combined that’s nearly one in three young workers, by far the highest rate since the country started tracking unemployment by age in 1948. Nearly 40 percent worked in the devastated retail […]

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Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Ravi Sharma was doubled over on his bed when his father found him. He’d had a bad cough for a week and had self-quarantined in his bedroom. As an emergency medical technician, he knew he was probably infected with the coronavirus. Now, Mr. Sharma, 27, could not move the right side of his body, and […]

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China’s ‘OK Boomer’: Generations Clash Over the Nation’s Future

China’s version of the “OK boomer” clash began when a famous middle-age actor praised the younger generation as if the country’s teenagers and 20-somethings were heaven-sent gifts. “All those people who complain that each generation is worse than the last should look at you the way I’m looking at you — full of admiration,” said […]

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A Gap Year During the Coronavirus? Do It Here

PORTLAND, Ore. — High school seniors and their families face a difficult choice. Will colleges be open this fall? Will classes be held online? Many families are reluctant to pay or borrow tens of thousands of dollars for what may turn out to be a virtual experience. Without the mainstays of campus life — dorms, […]

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Trump Pushes Young Republicans Away. Abortion Pulls Them Back.

Jose Francisco Rodriguez supports a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Mary-Faith Martinez supports a public health care option. Ethan Lucky supports criminal justice reform. Autumn Crawford wants government action on climate change. In interviews with two dozen Republicans ages 18 to 23, almost all of them, while expressing fundamentally conservative views, identified at least […]

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What Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection

Before the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Lindy Fox, a dermatologist in San Francisco, used to see four or five patients a year with chilblains — painful red or purple lesions that typically emerge on fingers or toes in the winter. Over the past few weeks, she has seen dozens. “All of a sudden, we are inundated […]

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10-Year-Old Creates Art Kits For Children Living In Homeless Shelters Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

When 10-year-old Chelsea Phaire was gifted an expensive art kit from a family friend for Christmas two years ago, the present drew a conversation between the youngster and her parents about the lack of accessibility to art supplies among underserved youth. Determined to address the issue, Chelsea set out on a mission to share her […]

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We Asked Millennials and Gen Z How They’re Coping With the Pandemic. Here’s What They Said.

It’s been more than a month since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. As recorded cases climb above 2.5 million, hundreds of millions of people across the globe have spent weeks — in some cases, months — quarantined in their homes. Let’s face it, this is hard. You’re stressed, lonely, and […]

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Michelle Obama To Host Virtual Read-Alongs For Youth Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Former first lady Michelle Obama has led several global initiatives surrounding education and she wants to ensure that the youth are connected to literature amid the coronavirus lockdown. According to CNN, she is launching a virtual weekly storytime series for children. The former first lady is providing a little relief for all the exhausted families […]

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