It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Learning to Live Better

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The movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story has a message that Christian Clifton needed to hear.

The 50 Things I Want My Son To Know

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A young writer shares what he’ll teach his future son.

Why The ‘N’ Word Is Cool To Black People (And No One Else)

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Simms Jr. explains why the N-word has been revered in black communities, and why everyone else has joined the party.

Hail Beavis, Hail Butt-head: Reflections on my Nerdy Youth

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A grown-up N.C. Harrison reflects on his nerdy boyhood.

Growing Number of States Moving Away from Juvenile Solitary Confinement

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Behold the landscape of juvenile solitary confinement, and how quickly it can change.

Young Man In a Post-Graduate Maelstrom

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Some resist. Twenty-two year old Jefferson Morris IV lets the swirling waters carry him where they may.

This 14-Year-Old Boy’s Mission Is To Help Kids Everywhere Play The Game Of Soccer (Video)

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An American teenager wants to change the world with his two passions, soccer and giving.

9-Year-Old Boy Challenges Neil deGrasse Tyson In Hilarious Debate (Video)

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The real life Reed Richards has an awesome exchange with a young fan.

Guns to Surpass Car Accidents as Leading Cause of Deaths Among Young People

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The United States has experienced a dramatic decline in violent crime over the last two decades, yet the rate of gun violence, particularly among young people, has barely moved.

Following Death of Autistic Child, U.S. Will Sponsor Optional Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism

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Following the death of Avonte Oquendo, a New York teen with severe autism, lawmakers look for a solution.

A Mentor on a Mission to Embrace, Impact and Encourage

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Keith Brown knows the power of mentoring, so when he recognized the need for more black male mentors in his community he stepped on to center stage to play the role of a lifetime.

DOJ to Schools: Stop Sending Kids to Jail for Breaking Discipline Rules

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Here’s why the Justice Department needed to intervene in student discipline.

Paying it Forward: I’m Still a Mentee but now I Mentor.

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I didn’t realize I was being mentored until I began to see how I played a role in other young people’s lives.

When Should We Stop Trying to Treat Teens with Mental Illness?

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Geoff Watkinson believes that it is time to treat teens’ mental health needs the way we treat their physical needs.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Zero Tolerance in Education

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I shudder to think of all the instances of out-of-control teenage anger that nearly killed another, when those same angry kids never really intended to seriously hurt anyone in the first place.

Generation Cupcake? Today’s Youth are Better Than You Think

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Liam Day reflects on the comments made by Southern Illinois men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson, and points out that the younger generation is a lot better than we give them credit for.