youth

 

A teen in Memphis: The Commercial Appeal reports

Memphis native Chris Dean came into the public eye when in 2011 as an 18-year-old senior at Booker T. Washington High School he charmed audiences, local and internet, with his introduction of special guest President Obama.  Memphis Commercial Appeal editor Chris Peck was interested in Dean’s life before and after Obama’s visit. Dean, whose father [...]

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Where’s Alexander? Part V: Youth in charge

President Obama’s re-election victory shows that young people remain a focal point in the present-day American political system.

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Demographics and the millennial vote: Part III

As the presidential contest heads into its final days, Millennials in key battleground states – Ohio, Florida and Virginia particularly – could become a decisive variable in the election’s outcome.

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In search of the college vote

After two election cycles engaged intimately in the coverage of younger voters, their principal policy concerns, their grassroots engagement and their ultimate turnout on Election Day, I continue my study this fall to reveal what is driving the youth vote during this campaign cycle.

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  ‘The Corner,’ revisited: Have recent economic gains changed anything in inner city Baltimore?

Scott Simon returns to inner city Baltimore to see if recent economic gains are improving the lot of under-employed and unemployed young African-American men there.

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  Feels like home: Helping homeless LGBT youth

In Minneapolis, a model program seeks to rescue gay teens who have been rejected by their families and become homeless.

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Arab-American middle-schoolers dispel stereotypes in a post-9/11 world

A Michigan photo exhibit allows young Arab-Americans with no memory of 9/11 present snapshots of their lives growing up in a post-9/11 world.

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