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Jayde Scogin, a fourth year public relations major at Kennesaw State University, brings attention to the journey of Mela...
05/05/2022

Jayde Scogin, a fourth year public relations major at Kennesaw State University, brings attention to the journey of Melanie Page in her coming-of-age experiences as an adopted youth.

Bokeh Focus is the official publishing partner of the Moroccan Virtual Exchange. The participating students from Hassan II University Casablanca and Kennesaw State University collaborated in the storytelling about successful women leaders of their respective countries.

➤➤ Read the full story: https://bit.ly/WLVEMelaniePage

Via Youth Today: When you are interacting with a young person who stutters, it’s important to know what to do (and what ...
05/05/2022
How podcasters are helping youth who stutter feel less alone - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: When you are interacting with a young person who stutters, it’s important to know what to do (and what not to do) to support their success and create a space that is understanding, kind, and patient. #Podcasts https://bit.ly/PodcastStutter

How podcasters are helping youth who stutter feel less alone - 口 ALL THE LATEST — Maya Chupkov, a woman who stutters,. She produces and hosts "Proud Stutter," a podcast about shifting the narrative around stuttering. She shares some of her childhood experiences and offers suggestions about how t...

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Gun violence, said attorney Carmen Hardin, criminal justice department chair ...
05/03/2022
At home in Arkansas and globally, shooting survivor campaigns against gun violence

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Gun violence, said attorney Carmen Hardin, criminal justice department chair at Little Rock’s Philander Smith College, “is a leading cause of death for adolescents aged fifteen to nineteen. #GunViolence bit.ly/ArkansasGV

Between Jan. 1, 2022 and April 25, 2022, Little Rock, Ark. — the 24th most violent of 65 cities, according to the FBI's most recent data — counted 24 homicides. That compared to 21 homicides during the same period in 2021, according to the Little Rock Police Department’s most recent count. A d...

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its j...
04/29/2022
Groups sue over conditions in South Carolina’s juvenile lockups

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. #Justice https://bit.ly/SCJuvenileLockup

Several civil rights groups are suing South Carolina over conditions at its juvenile lockups, alleging that children in state custody are subject to violence and isolation while deprived of educational or rehabilitative programs. The lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday comes less than two weeks a...

Via Youth Today: Georgia plans to launch a $1.5 million pilot program this summer intended to prevent children from ente...
04/29/2022
Georgia aims to keep more kids out of foster care with new specialist teams - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: Georgia plans to launch a $1.5 million pilot program this summer intended to prevent children from entering the foster care system. It would dispatch groups of specialists to assist families and children. #Youth https://bit.ly/GASpecialistTeams

News - Georgia plans to launch a new program this summer intended to prevent children from entering the foster care system. The $1.5 million pilot program would dispatch groups of specialists, known as “community action teams,” to assist families and children who are at risk of separation or are...

Via Youth Today: "In order for us to radically reimagine youth work, we must continue to meet the youth where they are. ...
04/22/2022
Radically reimagining youth work in the wake of 'freedom summer' - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: "In order for us to radically reimagine youth work, we must continue to meet the youth where they are. We need to curate transformative spaces for healing-centered engagement," says Torie Weiston-Serdan.

Read the full guest essay today: https://bit.ly/RadicallyReimagine

Guest Opinion Essay - We tend to proclaim ourselves healed after every major racial event. George Floyd’s murder sends “shockwaves” across the globe and we embark on what some called a “freedom summer” – a reckoning via protests, conversations, and a few reforms. But after the events of ...

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: On April 12, Georgia became the 22nd state allowing unlicensed gun-owners to ...
04/22/2022
Youth activists, firearms trainers and police oppose unlicensed gun laws in Georgia and other states

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: On April 12, Georgia became the 22nd state allowing unlicensed gun-owners to carry a concealed weapon, one in a spate of so-called constitutional carry laws that have supporters and detractors. #GunLaws https://bit.ly/GAFirearmsLaw

On April 12, Georgia became the 22nd state allowing unlicensed gun-owners to carry a concealed weapon, one in a spate of so-called constitutional carry laws that have supporters and detractors, with the International Association of Police Chiefs among opponents.

The Center for Sustainable Journalism has concluded its annual gift-matching period. Thank you to all who donated during...
04/21/2022

The Center for Sustainable Journalism has concluded its annual gift-matching period. Thank you to all who donated during NewsMatch 2021! Last year’s campaign generated the largest number of local matches in NewsMatch history.

Due to generous donors like you, the Center raised a total of $52,527.38 during NewsMatch 2021. A major thank you to the matching funds from the Fund for Nonprofit News at The Miami Foundation. #NonProfitNews

Via Youth Today: When SSI recipients turn 18, they must reapply for needed SSI funds, a requirement that disability advo...
04/15/2022
For fledgling adults with disabilities, paperwork sometimes disrupts SSI payments - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: When SSI recipients turn 18, they must reapply for needed SSI funds, a requirement that disability advocates fault for causing what can be an extended, if not permanent, loss of those needed funds. #Income https://bit.ly/SSIPayments

For fledgling adults with disabilities, paperwork sometimes disrupts SSI payments - News — Each month, more than a million low-income U.S. children with disabilities receive Supplemental Security Income that helps them and their families cover the costs of food, clothing, housing and other necessi...

Vaso Poulokefalos, a Kennesaw State University graduate, shares the story of Caroline Stephens Miles and her path as a w...
04/14/2022

Vaso Poulokefalos, a Kennesaw State University graduate, shares the story of Caroline Stephens Miles and her path as a woman working to aid athletes.

➤ Read the full story: https://bit.ly/WLVEStephens

"Women’s Leadership through Virtual Exchange: Youth Sharing Digital Stories (WLVE)” is part of the 2020-2022 Morocco project. Bokeh Focus is the official publishing partner of the Moroccan Virtual Exchange. The participating students from Hassan II University Casablanca and Kennesaw State University collaborated in the storytelling about successful women leaders of their respective countries. Through these experiences, students advanced their intercultural understanding for a global society.

From new student interns at the Center to the achievements of our student reporters, here’s a quick update on what the C...
04/14/2022

From new student interns at the Center to the achievements of our student reporters, here’s a quick update on what the Center has been up to during the first quarter of 2022. Youth Today
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➤➤ Read the full newsletter here: https://bit.ly/CSJQ1News22

Our publication, Youth Today, just published their most recent newsletter on foster care and child welfare in New Mexico...
04/08/2022

Our publication, Youth Today, just published their most recent newsletter on foster care and child welfare in New Mexico. Check it out!

Check out recent newsletter covering the special topic area of New Mexico Child Welfare and Foster Care!
https://bit.ly/NMQ1Newsletter

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Check out this new opportunity from our publication, Youth Today!
04/08/2022

Check out this new opportunity from our publication, Youth Today!

Would you like to join the list of Disabled Youth Today thought-leaders, scholars, researchers, frontline workers and others who write timely guest opinion essays?

These 700 to 1,200-word guest opinion essays offer readers new insights and observations, hyperlinked empirical and anecdotal information and other knowledge, alongside your professional and personal viewpoints.

➤➤ View our submission guidelines: https://bit.ly/DYTGuestEssay

Also, feel free to email [email protected], cc’ing [email protected], with any additional questions you may have.

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Children’s books centered on characters involved in the justice system can su...
04/07/2022
Opinion: Children’s book aims to combat stigma, uplift children with incarcerated parents

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Children’s books centered on characters involved in the justice system can support kids with incarcerated parents and offer a compassionate window into this experience for broad young audiences. #JuvenileJustice https://bit.ly/ChildrensBookJuvJustice

Children’s books centered on characters involved in the justice system can support kids with incarcerated parents and offer a compassionate window into this experience for broad young audiences.

Via Youth Today: Afterschool advocates welcomed a $30 million federal spending boost for out-of-school time programs the...
04/06/2022
Congress approves more afterschool funding, but advocates say it isn't enough - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: Afterschool advocates welcomed a $30 million federal spending boost for out-of-school time programs they say will benefit 30,000 additional children a year, even as they warned the increase falls far short of what is needed. #Congress https://bit.ly/OSTFunding

Congress approves more afterschool funding, but advocates say it isn't enough - News Afterschool advocates welcomed a $30 million federal spending boost for out-of-school time programs they say will benefit 30,000 additional children a year, even as they warned the increase falls far short of what i...

Dionna Russell, a senior at Kennesaw State University shares the story of Meghan Geis’ impact on sentimental leadership....
04/05/2022

Dionna Russell, a senior at Kennesaw State University shares the story of Meghan Geis’ impact on sentimental leadership. Bokeh Focus, our sister publication, is the official publishing partner of the Moroccan Virtual Exchange.

➤ Read the full story: https://bit.ly/BokehSTBL

Via Youth Today: Tulsa Public Schools and The University of Tulsa are working together to build the next generation of A...
04/01/2022
Why these Tulsa high school students are part of the nation's cyber-defense plan - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: Tulsa Public Schools and The University of Tulsa are working together to build the next generation of America's cyber-defenders #STEMed #CSEd https://bit.ly/HSCyberDefense

Why these Tulsa high school students are part of the nation's cyber-defense plan - News — In a classroom at Will Rogers High School, across the street from the University of Tulsa’s campus, 16-year old Bernardo Bustos is playing his role in the private university’s long-term plans to build up ...

Our publication, Bokeh Focus, just announced February's Photographer of the Month, Zoran Babić.Babić, from Pittsburgh, P...
03/31/2022
Zoran Babić: February Photographer of the Month - Bokeh Focus

Our publication, Bokeh Focus, just announced February's Photographer of the Month, Zoran Babić.

Babić, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reminds us "It’s important to stay relevant but also color outside the lines."

➤ Read his full interview: https://bit.ly/BokehFeb22

Zoran Babić, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is Bokeh Focus’ February Photographer of the Month. Babić’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. He previously won Photographer of the Week during the third week of February.

Via Youth Today: The day they came face-to-face with the teen who accidentally shot and killed their son, Brad and Meaga...
03/29/2022
For a child who killed their child, they chose restoration, not prison - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: The day they came face-to-face with the teen who accidentally shot and killed their son, Brad and Meagan Hulett confirmed, in their minds, that prison was the last place the shooter should end up. #PrisonAlternative https://bit.ly/ChildRestoration

News - The day they came face-to-face with the teen who accidentally shot and killed their son, Brad and Meagan Hulett confirmed, in their minds, that prison was the last place the shooter should end up. | Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professiona...

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: The National Urban League (NUL) Education and Youth department seeks a Direct...
03/25/2022
Career Opportunity: National Urban League, Education and Youth Program, director of education

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: The National Urban League (NUL) Education and Youth department seeks a Director of Education and Youth Development (EYD). Their approach is to ready African American and other urban youth for college and career. #Hiring https://bit.ly/CareerOppNUL

The National Urban League (NUL) Education and Youth department seeks a Director of Education and Youth Development (EYD). Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Access & Opportunity, with latitude to exercise independent judgment, the Director of Education and Youth Development prov...

Via Youth Today: The sudden and sustained closure of schools, libraries, recreation centers, drop-in centers and other p...
03/24/2022
The Remix with Karen Pittman: Ensuring youth access to people, places and possibilities - Youth Today

Via Youth Today: The sudden and sustained closure of schools, libraries, recreation centers, drop-in centers and other places during the COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges for youth-serving outreach professionals. Changing the Odds Remix #Education https://bit.ly/AccessForYouth

Guest Opinion Essay - Youth don’t grow up in programs or systems, they grow up in communities. The outreach staff who innovated their work with homeless youth understand the fragile interconnections between people, places and possibilities and understand how systems can disrupt connections to each...

Kaylee Salter, a rising senior at Kennesaw State University, documents the journey of how Stephanie A. Bryan became the ...
03/23/2022

Kaylee Salter, a rising senior at Kennesaw State University, documents the journey of how Stephanie A. Bryan became the first chairwoman of the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama.

"Women’s Leadership through Virtual Exchange: Youth Sharing Digital Stories (WLVE)” is part of the 2020-2022 Morocco project. Bokeh Focus is the official publishing partner of the Moroccan Virtual Exchange. The participating students from Hassan II University Casablanca and Kennesaw State University collaborated in the storytelling about successful women leaders of their respective countries. Through these experiences, students advanced their intercultural understanding for a global society.

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➤ Read More: https://bit.ly/MoroccoProject

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Though Louisiana policy considers solitary confinement for youths a rare last...
03/16/2022
Shackles and Solitary: Inside Louisiana’s Harshest Juvenile Lockup

Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Though Louisiana policy considers solitary confinement for youths a rare last resort, teens in this facility, some with serious mental illness, were locked alone in their cells for at least 23 hours a day for weeks on end. #JuvenileJustice https://bit.ly/JuvenileConfinementLA

Scrambling to respond to a wave of violence and escapes from other juvenile detention facilities, Louisiana state officials quietly opened the high-security lockup last summer to regain control of the most troubled teens in their care. Instead, they created a powder keg, according to dozens of inter...

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Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Effective this July, Connecticut will become the first state where all calls between adult and juvenile incarcerated people and their families are free. #Incarceration https://bit.ly/CallsForTheIncarcerated
Via Youth Today: Though Covid-19 brought new challenges and hardships to school districts nationwide, especially to large, urban and relatively poor districts, it also provided new opportunities and funding for afterschool programming. #Education https://bit.ly/MSAfterschoolProgram
Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: A recent #study showed that a small fraction of youth with repeated run-ins with law enforcement accounted for the bulk of those who were in pre-trial detention, prosecuted, on probation or in post-conviction incarceration or some other restrictive placement. #JuvenileJustice https://bit.ly/HoustonJuvenileJustice
Via Youth Today: For organizations in Washington and nationwide, the #pandemic spurred innovations in how they find and serve a population whose needs were amplified and, in some ways, made more acute because of COVID-19. https://bit.ly/HomelessPandemicNonProfits
From new partnerships to unique student opportunities, here’s a quick update on what the Center has been up to during the fourth-quarter of 2021. ➤➤ Read the full newsletter here: https://bit.ly/CSJQ4News2021 Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Youth Today
Via Youth Today: Daily, an average of 17 U.S. veterans has resorted to su***de, taking their lives at a 52.3% greater rate than other Americans did in 2019, when 6,261 veterans died by su***de, according to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. https://bit.ly/VeteranTransition
Via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Almost 22,000 10- through 24-year-olds died of accidental drug overdoses in the United States between 2015 and 2019, according to a new study also finding that males accounted for 71.9% of those deaths and females for 28.1%. #Youth https://bit.ly/YouthOverdoseStudy
We are so excited to share this announcement from our publication Youth Today!
Have you been staying up to date with Youth Today’s special coverage on #ChildWelfare and #FosterCare in New Mexico? Our publication’s special project has been telling the stories of youth in New Mexico’s child welfare and foster care systems. “The COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to online learning have exposed a number of unexpected and difficult educational achievement gaps for New Mexico public school students. One of the department’s biggest challenges is making sure at-risk students, including foster youth and young people experiencing homelessness, have equal access to technology and online education compared to their peers.” ➤➤ Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/NMCovidImpacts ➤➤➤ Don’t miss more stories like this in our next quarterly newsletter by signing up here: https://bit.ly/3tpUt9g
Our publication, Bokeh Focus, just announced December's Photographer of the Month, Jan von Bargen! In an interview with Bokeh Focus, Bargen states, "Just get out and shoot!.. and do not lose the fun in what you are doing." ➤ Congratulations, Jan Von Bargen, on this achievement! #photography #bokeh #winner #photographerofthemonth #csj #landscape #modernart #deepphotography #scene #passion #ksu #love #portrait #onepointperspective #Iphoneography #LightTrails #LongExposure #UrbanArt #UrbanPhotograpy #PhotoCompetition #technicalart #photocomposition #youthphotography #youthart
This month, our publication - Youth Today, is launching a new partnership with Knowledge to Power (KP) Catalysts, the engine behind Changing the Odds Remix, to change the odds that all youth and children will thrive. "As KP Catalysts increases the rate at which youth development leaders transform knowledge into power, Youth Today will feature KP Catalysts’ work to elevate new ways of thinking, seeing and acting around efforts to build equitable learning and development ecosystems." Read the full release here: https://bit.ly/KPCatalystNewsRelease
Our publication, Bokeh Focus, just announced November's Photographer of the Month! Shay Lamb's, 19, of Greenville, South Carolina, photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. Bokeh Focus interviewed Lamb to share her advice and experiences with the greater Bokeh Focus community. She states to "Definitely use this outlet as a form of expression but also appreciation." #photography #bokeh #winner #photographerofthemonth #csj #landscape #modernart #deepphotography #scene #passion #ksu #love #portrait #onepointperspective #Iphoneography #CatArt #CatPhotos #PhotoCompetition #technicalart #photocomposition #youthphotography #youthart