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What happens to young people who leave school without a high school diploma and enter the workforce early?
Digital badges—online, skill-based microcredentials—can better help youth track and share interests and acquired skills with peers, teachers, colleges, and potential employers.
Youth assigned a mentor through the Latin American Youth Center’s Promotor Pathway program in DC were more likely to be enrolled in other services and in school.
There’s little room for error in talking to teens about sexual health. One program aims to teach DC youth about sexual health in a relatable way.
Many cities this month will conduct an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless youth on a single night. What do we know about these youth?
Confronting public health disparities requires more than education and services. It’s about looking at the context in which people live, work, and play.
A pilot program for teen boys helps them build healthy relationships by understanding the impact of masculinity on sexual health, safety, and violence.
Because the community was invested in the research, we received better data. Because we had better data, we co-designed a better program.
This innovative approach to reviewing data was more engaging to participants, less intimidating, and more focused on each person’s lived experience.
In some communities, harassment, domestic violence, and sexual exploitation of women and even young girls has become a part of everyday life.

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