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Role Of Youth In National Development - The term – nation building or national development, is usually used to refer to a constructive process of engaging all citizens in building social cohesion, economic prosperity and political stability in a nation in an inclusive and democratic way. Going by the definition, it is seen that all citizens are to be involved in building or developing a nation. Thus, the involvement of youth in national development is a must. In fact, youths play one of the most important roles in nation building. Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today....   [tags: Youth] 574 words
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The Lack Of Independence In Today's Youth - Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating and destructive effect upon society than the others." Laziness is in fact harmful in the long run. It leads to lack of dependency, which can cause drastic consequences to society. This is why solutions must be identified to solve the dilemma of dependency on others in today's youth, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, where this problem prevails....   [tags: Sociology Youth Independence Culture] 1694 words
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The Influence of Media on Youth - An outsider looking in could see that America's society has much work to be done. Today's youth focuses on nothing but the media and how to be the next Kim Kardashian or Lil Wayne. The media, 9 out of 10 times, is a negative device used to convince younger minds what it means to be beautiful, cool, popular, or anything else someone younger may want to strive to become. The media attacks younger minds because they are more vulnerable and open to believing what they see. The issue with the media is becoming bigger and bigger because we as Americans don't take time to teach the youth right from wrong, we rely on the media to do the job....   [tags: youth, TV programs, media]
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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence - ... Non-gang members live in fear that gangs will victimize them. Many do not report criminal gang activity for fear of retaliation, and possible murder (Rob Geis, Personal Interview). Educational attainment lacks importance to gang members. Pyrooz explains, “instead, gangs redefine success in the group context,”(Pyrooz 60). Their primary goals are to prove loyalty, rise up the ranks of gang hierarchy, and communally preserve the gang’s livelihood. The vision of upward mobility by educational attainment and hard work has been replaced, making school social rather than academic (Pyrooz 60)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]
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Parental Violence and Youth Sports - Participating in a sport at an early age can be essential to the overall growth process during a child’s upbringing. Whether the participation is through some sort of organized league or just getting together amongst friends and playing, the lessons learned from this can help teach these kids and provide a positive message to them as they develop. There is a certain point, however, when organized sports can hinder progress, which is when adults get too involved and forget about the underlying reason to why they are helping....   [tags: Benefits of Youth Sports]
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The Danger in Youth Sports - It was a bright, sunny, hot day at the end of august. Our football team had an amazing offensive line as we were stacked with linemen each exceeding over 200 pounds. There were many pressures on us to be a very good team and they pushed us all very hard to be the best. Practice five days a week with lifting on the other two days, no days off was our motto. Our scrimmage had gone very well that day and as it was coming to an end, the starters were out and we were taking our pads off when I heard my coach yell from the side that one of the players got a stinger and he needed me back in....   [tags: youth sports, safety]
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What is Youth Work - Describe what you are recording about. Identify whether it was a journal paper, book chapter; practice observation; taught theory; lecture or other. In this journal I am going to look at what youth work provision is and to also give the reader some insight into the experiences LGBT people have had with their church. The views come from people I have talked to during the course of my investigation; I have only used the participants Christian name and age and have stated if they are a youth worker for confidential purposes....   [tags: LGBT, Church, Youth Provisions]
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Youth Participation In Gangs - Youth participation in gangs actually decreased from 1996 to 2004, but the violence within these gangs has not. Homicides committed by youth gang members still remain as a monumental problem across the United States of America. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention reported in its 2004 survey of youth gangs that there were an estimated 760,000 gang members that year. Many of the kids affiliated with gangs come from lower income, single parent homes; therefore, the youths of America often turn to gangs to fill the void of not being part of a “family”....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]
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The Mythical Fountain of Youth - ... They journeyed through the Land of Darkness in search of it. Khizr found the fountain and drank from it, but Alexander the Great did not. Legend also mentioned a dead fish that Alexander’s men found. Apparently they poured some of the magical water on the dead fish and it came back to life (“Myth and Mystery: The Fountain of Youth”). Also Prester John, a legendary character, was said to have owned a Fountain of Youth in the territory that he ruled over. The Fountain of Youth was also reported to be located on the island of Bimini....   [tags: youth fountain, ponce de leon]
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Private Youth System Project Plan - ... During this phase, the PYS development team meets with the client Mrs Hedwig Mendoca to discuss the system requirements. After gathering the requirements, then the PYS development team will have to analyse the project scope, constraints and system requirements. This phase then ends when the team agrees on the requirements and obtain the go ahead from the client. 2. User Design Phase – During this phase, the client interact with the PYS development team to present the prototype of the system, which represent the whole system process, includes the inputs, output and changes made....   [tags: youth system, social workers, youth health]
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What lies in the future of our youth? - What lies in the future of our youth. Do we really know. The beliefs should be believed that we have the power to mold the minds of our children, that we have to take any steps necessary to make sure that the mold is something that we would like to see in our up and coming youth molded into, and that we cannot allow this mold to be broken. Our basic survival depends on those minds of our youth that we need to take the time to mold today. Youth delinquency is a massively growing problem in the United States today....   [tags: Persuasive, Youth Delinquency] 2614 words
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Benefits of an Inner City Community Youth Center - It’s no well-kept secret that inner city impoverished neighborhoods produce some of the lowest test scores in the nation. It is not necessarily the children’s fault that they perform poorly, they are simply victims of their environment, one of apathy, greed, and a lack of academic importance in life. Most of their parents are not well educated, and as statistics show, they will not be either. Often, inner city youths, good children to begin with, become entrapped in a vortex of negativity stemming from a community that does not care to support them in a positive manner, and prominent negative influences abundantly tempting them, such as drugs, violence, and crime....   [tags: Youth Center, Impoverished Areas] 720 words
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Youth Gangs - When beginning a discussion or exploration of youth gangs, the longevity of the social problem becomes a reasonable starting point. Youth joining together and roaming the streets of London together in packs were described as early as 1830 in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist (Burnett, 1999). Before considering the current state of affairs with youth gangs, it first becomes important to focus attention on developing a concise understanding of what is meant by the term “youth gang.” Additionally, what are trends relating to the spread and progression of youth gangs in America....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 648 words
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Service Learning: Working at the Youth Detention Center (YDC) - This semester I have been volunteering at the Youth Detention Center (YDC). YDC is a youth center for those youth ages 13-18 that have committed crimes, from running away from home to cutting the hydraulic brake lines of their parent's car. When is is concluded that the youth can no longer be active members in their communities, they are sent to YDC. There are four different units: H is for the youth that are in court right now but cannot stay at home, E is the girls unit, G unit is for the boys who committed minor crimes and felonies, and F unit is for the boys who committed major crimes and felonies such as sexual assault and dealing drugs....   [tags: detention center, youth]
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How to Handle Violence in Youth Sports - ... When a parents scream at their child after practice that he/she did not run fast enough or hit hard enough, can be considered a form of verbal abuse. Also consider when a parent of one child screams at the team for not performing well and not winning the game, this combined with swearing can reduce a child to tears. Daniel Wann, PhD states that if a child cries because a parent or coach yelled at them or embarrassed them, then we have a problem (Pallerino, n.d.). Another type of abuse is the intimidation of a child or team....   [tags: sports rage, youth sports, sports violence]
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2012 Election: A Failure to Mobilize the Youth Vote - ... Thus, in the 2012 election, youth voters will not see the greater impact of their vote and will not be as inclined to cast a ballot. The youth will not have the same mindset of a greater goal as they did in 2008, and their rationality will once again tell them their vote will not be decisive. So because of the social context of the 2008 election, the rational choice model explains why young voters turned out to the polls less in 2012. Additional information about youth voting decline can be draw from the resource model of participation....   [tags: mobilization, obama campaign, youth voters]
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Use of Humor and Language Techniques in Monbiot's Article "Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge" - In the article “Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge”, we see George Monbiot expressing his opinion about young people. Monbiot is making fun of those in society who want to go to extreme methods to keep youth out of public places - by using emotive and figurative language, tone and humour. At the beginning of the article, particularly in the first paragraph, you believe that Monbiot is serious about the topic. But by the end of the second paragraph, you begin to suspect that Monbiot is using humour and taking the subject of the text as a joke....   [tags: Modest Proposal for Youth Scourge] 547 words
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Youth: Life at Its Peak in "Sonnet 15" by William Shakespeare - As each day goes by the beauty of our vibrant youth decays and diminishes. In "Sonnet 15" Shakespeare refers to youth as life at its peak, however this precious point in our life is short-lived. Shakespeare speaks of youth as a single moment of perfection. He glorifies youth and alleges to immortalize it through his poetic words. He uses metaphors, imagery, and rhyme in a way to enhance the beauty and perfection of mans youth while in its prime. Through this he demonstrate the love and richness of youth despite the tole time takes on it....   [tags: Sonnet 15, Shakespeare, youth, ]
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Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools - The theme, which I have decided to research and base my portfolio on, is Youth Gangs and Violence In Schools. The term “Youth” is defined by the Compact Oxford English Dictionary as the period between childhood and adulthood and is also commonly used as a noun to describe young people. The same dictionary defines a “Gang” as an organised group of criminals or disorderly young people. Youth gangs are groups of young people who assemble and often engage in criminal and illegal activities such as graffiti, vandalism, theft, robbery and violent activities including, gang fights and brawls....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 1301 words
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A Comparison of Conflict and Labeling Theory in the Context of Youth Gangs - ... 2011). This means that the label, regardless of its validity, is internalized and acted upon. Thus in this context, the youth and the members of their social network may act upon this label by joining gangs as an act of deviance. With this in mind, the reverse scenario is also possible according to Wiley et al. (2013). Basically, if a youth individual has a social network that consists of deviant members who themselves experience government intervention; the youth may be influenced by this to adopt a deviant identity....   [tags: conflict theory, labeling theory, youth gangs]
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The Problems of American Youth - The Problems of American Youth 1. Introduction This report briefly presents the problems of American youth. It consists of six parts. The first one deals with the general understanding of the teenagers in general. The second part conveys some facts about historic events and socio – historical context. The third one describes youths and their families and briefly shows the problems. The fourth part describes students and their schools. It conveys some details of educational system. The fifth part shows in what kind of activities can youths participate....   [tags: Youth Young Adolescent Essays] 2269 words
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Youth by Joseph Conrad - Youth by Joseph Conrad This analysis is based on the short story “Youth” by Joseph Conrad, in which involves the explanation of youth in relation to life. The story presents the theme that youth is somehow disillusioning. During the plot progression, it shows the perceptions and thinking of the main character, Marlow, who is a young ship's officer fascinated by the air of adventure and romance of the exotic East. The main themes describe some aspect of human life and behaviour, some of which are idealism versus realism, survival and the trials and tribulations that are encountered through life....   [tags: Youth Joseph Conrad Essays] 494 words
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Attempting to Break the Cycle of Youth Delinquency Through Art Programs - ... In Art-at-Work, the young artists produce and exhibit work to gain various experience with team work, collaboration and problem solving. While the program, which was not mandatory, was not as attended as much as hoped by officials, the participants that were interviewed about its results had positive things to say. One participant said, “Art gives you a way to express yourself. You can get your feelings out through your art without hurting anyone.” ("About YouthARTS.") Another Art-at-Work participant states, “If I wasn’t in the program I probably would have gotten pregnant again and dropped out of school....   [tags: at-risk, teaching, youth arts, services]
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The Search for Eternal Youth - The Search for Eternal Youth For billions of years, there has been life. Our planet consists of countless numbers of living creatures. Unfortunately, all living creatures have a limited life span which can range anywhere from a few hours to the ripe old age of 113 years old. Each individual has its own biological clock, and when the clock stops, our time is up. But what if we could rewind or stop our biological clock, rejuvenating ourselves to a time when we were totally content. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Dr....   [tags: Research History Youth Science Essays]
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Media and Its Representation of Youth Culture - History of the debate Since the late nineteenth century the media has been a cornerstone of our society. It has, for long periods of time provided the public with a variety of debates. In social policy the amount of influence the media has on the public has been at the forefront of intellectual minds. One of the main groups who have gained the attention of the media since the outset of the 1950’s is youth in their various different forms. These considerations lead to three questions:- * What pressures are present in the production of media material and how do these pressures affect what eventually reaches the public via newspaper reports and other...   [tags: Youth Culture Essays] 763 words
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Put the Fun Back into Youth Soccer -    Abstract:  Youth Soccer has recently evolved into a fiercely competitive arena.  More and more children are leaving recreational leagues to play in highly competitive select leagues.  While select sports are a valuable resource where children can learn how to socialize and  become self motivated, children who start at young ages, ten and eleven, can suffer psychological and physical damages.  A child's youth sporting experience is directly influenced by the attitudes, sportsmanship and behavior of their parents and coaches.  Parents and coaches who pressure their children to be the best and not play their best are responsible for the high teenage drop out rate.  By eliminating the "winni...   [tags: Youth Sports Essays]
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O' Youth And Beauty! by John Cheever - The story "O' Youth and Beauty!" by John Cheever is about the Bentley family, who live in Shady Hill as a happily married couple, who have their fair share ups and downs. Cash Bentley, the father of the household, is a former track star who has many money problems, and at times can be very touchy. Cash also had a charming quality of stubborn youthfulness, and felt they he always need to prove his youthfulness to his peers. Everytime the Bentleys went out drinking with their friends Cash would be reminded of his age and thinning hair and would feel the need to prove his youthfulness by hurtling living room furniture....   [tags: Cheever Youth Beauty Analysis] 706 words
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The Violence of Youth in American Society - The Violence of Youth in American Society Times are changing. In a world where there really is no safe haven from the violence of the cold and harsh world. As an American citizen one might believe that they could send their children to an institute of learning and their children would be safe from harm and far from losing their lives. But now that idea is not reverently supported. The American children have been attacked. This should not be tolerated by America and America should do whatever they can to stop these needless acts of violence on the adolescents....   [tags: American Society Children Youth Crime Essays] 830 words
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The Wife of His Youth - The Wife of His Youth In Charles Chestnutt’s “The Wife of His Youth,” Liza Jane is a woman who is determined to find her long lost husband, Sam Taylor. When he ran away from slavery and escaped up north, he left his wife behind. He changed his name to Mr. Ryder, to forget his past with slavery. Soon he became involved with a group called the Blue Veins, which were a group of people who believed in the preservation of light skinned blacks. In this group he was known as the dean. The Blue Vein society thought that dark skinned blacks were dirt and ignorant....   [tags: Charles Chestnutt The Wife of His Youth Essays] 559 words
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Youth Gangs - Youth gangs in North American society are nothing new. When we turn on the news we often hear stories of misguided youth contributing to yet another gang related crime. Even though it is known that youth crimes are overrepresented in the media today, the subject of youth gang activity is quite a predicament to our society. Over the last few years, there has been a moral panic created by constant exposure to the media which portrays a great amount of youth crimes and violence. In Canada there are large urban cities with high proportions of young people, many of which live in poverty, that now have the issue of dealing with youth gangs and youth crimes....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 3412 words
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Youth Gangs - Within the past two decades, a growing concern has been focused on what can be considered a social epidemic among the youth of our nation. This social distress stems directly from the rising number of youth gangs throughout the country. Gang mentality and social deviance of this form has been noticed and documented in this country for decades. “ Prior to the 1970’s, gang violence was still popularly associated with white ethnic enclaves in the cities of the Midwest and East, and gang incidents were typically brawls involving fists, sticks and knives....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]
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Youth Gangs - Youth gang related crime crime has been growing for years, but little data exists about the extent and precise nature of crimes committed by gang members. Gangs have been said to have committed many crimes such as drug smuggling, murder, and theft. Although many gang members have been known to do some of these things, there is no real evidence that they are gang related. Researchers found that the median age at which youths begin to hang out with gangs is approximately 13 years old (Roland 26)....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays] 828 words
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Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen - Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen The sonnet ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, by Wilfred Owen, criticizes war. The speaker is Wilfred Owen, whose tone is first bitter, angry and ironic. Then it’s filled with intense sadness and an endless feeling of emptiness. The poet uses poetic techniques such as diction, imagery, and sound to convey his idea. The title, ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’, gives the first impression of the poem. An ‘anthem’, is a song of praise, perhaps sacred, so we get the impression that the poem might me about something religious or joyous....   [tags: Anthem Doomed Youth Wilfred Owen Essays] 1188 words
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Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs - Youth in Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs Wherever adult educators gather, whether at conferences, meetings, or in e-mail discussion groups, a topic on many minds is the challenge of increasing numbers of teenagers enrolled in adult education classes. (Smith 2002, p. 1). The increase in the number of youth under the age of 18 enrolling in federally funded adult basic and literacy education programs is a trend that is putting increasing pressures on programs designed to serve an adult population (Hayes 2000)....   [tags: Adult Education Minors Youth Essays]
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Social Problems Affecting Youth Today and Ways to Solve Them - Social Problems Affecting Youth Today and Ways to Solve Them Society nowadays isn’t what it was a decade ago. People change and so does the society they live in. The problems that our grandparents experienced with our parents aren’t the same that our parents experience with us. Nowadays, young people are exposed to two major social problems that affect their life negatively. These social problems are drugs and violence. Even though one doesn’t want to be exposed to these problems, it’s impossible because it is everywhere....   [tags: Papers Youth Drugs Deviance Essays] 845 words
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Youth and the Law - Young offenders are persons under the age of 18, who are convicted for a criminal offence. The Juvenile Delinquents Act was made in 1908 and active until 1984. The Young Offenders Act was made in 1984 and active until 2002. The Youth Criminal Justice Act was made in 2002 as a replacement for the Young Offenders Act, which set out the process for responding to young offenders. These three famous young criminals were convicted of murder and tried as adults in court, resulting in them doing time at the Kingston Penitentiary....   [tags: young offenders, juvenile delinquents act]
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Youth and the Internet - The internet is one of the fastest growing technologies ever seen. In 2002,around nine percent of people worldwide were using the internet. Ten years later, in 2012, thirty-three percent of the worlds population was using the internet, just over two billion people. Compared to forty-six minutes a day in 2002, people now spend an average of four hours on the internet every day. The internet's widespread use and the large role it now plays in everyday life means that nowadays, it has a much greater effect on people....   [tags: technology, bullying]
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Finance for the Youth - In a Business Week article, Mr. Ben Steverman discuses issues facing today’s youth. The article is titles “Advice for Young Investors.” The article discuses two individuals who are 22 years of age, both are just beginning their careers. One individual is attempting to pay off student loans quickly and then save money to travel. The other individual is attempting to purchase real estate and invest within the market. Mr. Steverman discusses ten important factors for which young investors need to consider when approaching the market....   [tags: Cash, Buying a Home, Equities, Savings]
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Youth and Corruption - Youth and Corruption Youth is an important factor in the character development in the Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Dorian is a child and his actions have no negative impact upon his own physical being, unlike the rest of the world. Once Dorian understands his actions have no impact upon his body and his soul takes the brunt of his actions he stops maturing and reverts from a kind, compassionate, and caring person to a child caring only for his own wants and desires. With body and soul separated by the portrait Dorian finds himself free to do as he pleases without consequence....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Disabilities in Youth - Disabilities in Youth Disabled children in the United States have been becoming more active throughout the years. They are showing interest in joining regular learning classrooms, rather than special education classes. Of course, there are many different types of disabilities, but if all disabled children become more active and interact with other children it will benefit the disabled child and his or her peers. It will teach them how to interact and learn from each other. District school boards should mainstream all disabled children into regular classrooms and activities....   [tags: Disabilities]
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The Rise in Youth Homelessness in Canada - Today in Canada, a rise in youth homelessness is being observed across the country. Despite common assumptions, the issue of street youth is not isolated to Toronto or Montreal, but has become pervasive across the country. Although accurate statistics are impossible to come by, the disturbing reality is that both urban centers and rural communities nationwide, are struggling to provide their youth with adequate, affordable housing. Issues surrounding the supply and affordability of housing, combined with personal circumstances characterized by instability, are distancing youth’s access to housing....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1174 words
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The Effects of the Internet on the Youth of Today - Can you imagine how things were 20 years ago. How we communicate and exchange information with one another. Some things then may not be that accessible to us now, but in this day and age, everything is almost made possible by the advance communications technology surrounding us. Whether it’s printed, audio or visual materials, all are now within our reach, especially because global trading is made available to almost all over the world. And with the invention of internet all sorts of information are accessible to the youth in just a click away....   [tags: Technology] 1115 words
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THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENCY ON YOUTH - Outline (Table of Contents) 1 Introduction 2 How Technology Dependency Development 2.1 Advancement of Technology 2.2 Availability of Technology 3 Physical Effects 3.1 Eyesight 3.2 Diet and Lack of Exercise 4 Psychological Effects 4.1 Violence and Aggressive Behavior 4.2 Antisocial Behavior 4.3 Memory Loss 5 Recommendations 6 Conclusion References   1. Introduction Finding a home, businesses, school or most any other public building that does not have internet access is becoming more and more difficult these days....   [tags: Technology ]
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UK: Stable Jobs for the Youth - ... Some of these include: United Kingdom (UK) – In lieu of severe shortage of engineers and technicians, the UK government approved 15 ‘University Technical Colleges’ (UTC) to offer high quality, technical education that can lead to apprenticeships and employment. Additionally, the government also announced scholarships to attract teachers. Recognizing the importance of working closely with the private sector to identify skill gaps, the government partnered with organizations such as British Telecom, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft....   [tags: education, training, engineering]
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Overview of the Youth Advocacy Program - Responding to a Pennsylvania Attorney General’s 1975 ruling banning youth from incarceration with adults at Camp Hill Correctional Facility, Thomas Jeffers launched the Youth Advocate Program Inc. (YAP) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the early days, YAP’s mission was to offer community-based alternatives to institutionalization, incarceration and other out-of-home placements. They did not operate any out-of-home care programs such as shelters, foster homes and residential facilities. Over the years, attempting to stay current with the trends in the juvenile and criminal justice system, YAP expanded its model to offer services to a broader population by developing 125 programs in 18 locatio...   [tags: Social Work] 1107 words
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Effects Of Video Games On Youth - Excessive video game playing has been a problem with today’s youth they have had more influences over the youth than ever before. That brings to my attention a question, how do video games affect the youth of our society. Excessive video game playing, especially violent video games, can lead to youth violence, a decrease in academic success and many other negative things. I realize that some parents believe that they can be good for children, I agree but I also disagree in some cases. Some parents allow their children to play video games to keep a social life and to learn how to use strategies....   [tags: Social Life, Slow Development]
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Youth Groups as a Discourse Community - The only people who go to youth groups are the perfect kids who never do anything wrong and go to church every week and discuss God and what is going on in their life. Many people believe this to be the stereotype but while doing my research I find this to be quite wrong. While there may be those kids within this community they do not represent it as a whole they are just a small part of a larger group. When you look at a group of people you classify them according to how they look, act, or talk....   [tags: Communication, Sociology]
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Anthem for Doomed Youth and Facing It - War is a patriotic act where one seeks the determination to lead their country. It can be viewed noble, cruel, inhumane and can make an individual a hero or a criminal. It effects everyone in a society, hoping their loved one is safe whether fighting in the trenches or waiting at home. It has led to severe individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Two poems in war literature “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen and “Facing it” by Yusef Komunyakaa, the authors’ different perspectives will be presented....   [tags: Comparative, Owen, Komunyakaa] 1226 words
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Advice to Youth and Mark Twain - Mark Twain, known at the time to be a humorous author, wrote a speech on ‘Advice to Youth.’ Twain gives several pieces of advice all with a twist of honesty attached. The way this speech was written suggest that it would have been delivered at a graduation ceremony. Perhaps Twain was asked to speak at a college graduation ceremony and was going to deliver this speech. It is the perfect speech to relate to youth. Twain’s advice begins with “always obey your parents…” (Norton, 550) which is sound advice....   [tags: Author, Biography, Speech]
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The Best Solution To Youth Obesity - ... For example, there have been cases where some parents don’t have access to nearby store that sells healthy food. “The Food Trust and Philadelphia health department have such a program, called the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. So far about 40 corner stores have signed up, with a goal of 1,000 by the end of 2011. Stores agree to carry water and 100 percent fruit, juice, baked chips and fruit salad” (Mantel, 2010, Preventing obesity). I believe that many parents would be grateful to see more places have the option to purchase produce for their families....   [tags: public health, overweight infant]
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Youth Voter Turnout in Canada - ... Another factor that could be at play is that recent election campaigns fail to address the greater concerns of youth. Most platforms fail to encourage youth participation, as they tend to neglect what is important to the younger demographic. As a person ages, their values change. A good example of this is how young people would care more about electoral platforms that focus on education funding and environmental support opposed to their older counterparts who would focus more on say health care....   [tags: democracy, government, ]
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The Effect of Advertisements on Youth - During any given day, a person is exposed to a constant stream of advertising. It has become a part of life, quietly seeping into the subconscious while watching television programs, shopping for groceries, or even on the daily commutes. The main purpose of advertising is to illicit an emotion that drives us to purchase the end product. They influence attitudes, ideas and behaviors in those watching, and unfortunately those shifts aren’t always toward the positive. In the last ten years, there has been a large increase in the teenage population with anorexia and obesity disorders(Dens 368)....   [tags: Advertising] 2057 words
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THE AMAZING GROWTH OF YOUTH SPORTS - “On your toes,” Ole yelled, at all his teammates. Ole is my ten year old son, who has been playing soccer since he was in first grade. He plays two seasons a year and we are on our tenth season. Ole has started showing leadership with his teammates this season. Ole's team shows him respect, he is a very strong player that has always has his teammates backs. No matter how tired he is, he is right there to help his teammates out. When Ole started playing soccer I would have never dreamed of him taking this path....   [tags: Sports ]
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Negative Leadership and Youth Sports - There are leaders in every situation and facet of life, leaders are everywhere around us, both in the business world and out in the community. Leaders can be Supervisors, Managers, Pastors, Teachers, or any person in any situation where they are trying to get a group of people to accomplish a specific goal. As stated by Don Clark “Good leaders are made not born” (Clark 2010), leaders are developed by experience, training, education, and by watching and learning from other leaders. Our children are learning how to be leaders everyday....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Effective Intervention for Homeless Youth - ... Merely offering supportive services can improve human connectedness among between homeless youth and society reducing negative self-esteem and self-image thus creating greater self-reliance. Supportive services indirectly provides social inclusion, social cohesion, and social empowerment through direct services, such as comprehensive case management, housing, independent living, life management skills, vocational training, cognitive-behavioral intervention, and inspirational motivation. Supportive studies indicate “…promising results regarding higher levels of social connectedness and a trend towards decreased feelings of hopelessness were found in a study about the evaluation of the imp...   [tags: self-esteem, self image, social development]
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Impact of MTV on Today's Youth - What do teenagers from across the globe have in common. Music and television is the one thing that young people from around the world seem to have in common. For the most part, the one channel that is shared amongst this music generation is MTV. Music being the new global language talks to the teenagers worldwide. MTV, the source of the global language, have many versions ranging from the US to Asia. With this type of influence, MTV plays a major impact on the youth of today. To say this is bad, I cannot, because I also grew up in this generation watching MTV and VH1....   [tags: Teenage Culture] 973 words
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Our Youth: Living For the Moment - We all know and see that the young waste their time, efforts, and life with luxuries. Rather then building a positive and healthy life style for old age. Our youth merely squanders away any money made to have “fun” and “enjoyment” in their lives. Though some do indeed worry about their future. It’s amazing how our youth is so sure of making the money back that they don’t realize what exactly they’re doing with it or what they’re doing to themselves. Simply, youth can live without money, as many do day by day....   [tags: Personal Finance] 732 words
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The Benefits of Youth Sport - One thing almost every young child looks forward to is the activity of play. Kids love nothing more than to go outside, run around with friends, and get dirty. If children are already active at a young age, why not encourage them to continue by enrolling them in an organized youth sport program. Young people will gain many positive experiences by participating in organized physical activities, but none as important and influential as the social skills, physical skills, and mental skills developed and nurtured during their time in youth sport....   [tags: Fitness ]
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Transcendentalism: The Antidote to Brainwashed Youth - When I was first exposed to the concept of Transcendentalism in my English class, the idea seemed farfetched and rather abstract. Upon further readings and research, I discovered that the concepts, although they originally seemed esoteric, where works of true brilliance. Society has made it hard for individuals to exist when things like popular culture seemingly brainwash youth into doing whatever is considered “cool”. Transcendentalism is a powerful concept which should be acknowledged by my generation, for the points encompassed in Transcendentalism are more vital today than ever....   [tags: Transcendentalism, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau, n] 701 words
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Youth Offenders in The United States - ... This paper will provide further background to the issue of rehabilitant young offenders, and strongly argue that it is the right path. First, rehab as it implies and what the intention is to return the offender to the community as a cured and viable member to society. Secondly, one can argue that there are hundreds of rehab programs to choose from, the question is which is the best one. Thirdly, adult criminals are thought to be more likely to commit crimes than those who never were convicted of a criminal act, it may seem like it would be better to be a young person and commit a crime then an adult facing ten, twenty or even life in prison....   [tags: rehabilitation, juvenile offender]
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Strategies of Youth Justice Policies - Here we will look at the strategies of youth justice policies and practice with the ideological motivations and identify and evaluate the social and political context. The 1908 Child Act; Children and Young Persons Act, the Criminal Justice Act; Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 will be discussed. Youth justice is a creature of historical development. The structure of the industry is full of dominant philosophies which have seeped into the foundations, which still monopolise and govern contemporary practice and although new perspectives have emerged over the recent history, it is necessary to trace the evolution over the last century to understand the logic behin...   [tags: Welfare For Juvenile Delinquents, Prison System]
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Character Development in Youth Sports - I saw in his eyes sheer delight and the joy of accomplishment. He had successfully faced a pitcher older and bigger and had fought off pitch after pitch before knocking a single into left field. His base hit drove in a run, continued an inning and fueled a rally which brought the team a victory from what looked like a certain defeat. He was willing to be taught and was willing to try. Success was secondary to the life skills he was mastering. Character traits will certainly be developed as one participates in team sports, but to attain positive character traits will require deliberate efforts by parents, adults, teammates and even leaders of the organization itself....   [tags: Sports ]
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Youth, Confidence, and a Job - “Fat” by Ray Carver is so similar to Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”, that it is sometimes considered a ‘revision’ to Hemingway’s story (Oard n. pg.) The two stories are parallels in the sense that both take place in a restaurant/bar and both characters cause some sort of disturbance to the workers of the facilities. The only real difference between the two is that in “Fat”, the character in reference is a morbidly obese man who orders a great quantity of food, but in “A Clean Well-Lighted Place”, the character is a wealthy drunk who keeps asking for more booze....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Death Penalty for Youth Offenders - Founded in the Principles of Babalyonian in 1780 BCE, the Code of Hammurabi first established the action of retalitation and retribution of "an eye for an eye." Over time punishment theories have developed from retribution, detterence, incapacitation, rehabilitation and reform. Regardless of this development the death penalty has been in existence as far back as history can tell. The death penalty is a concept of retribution, it's a simple and swift answer to physical or pyschological harm done to a person by the victim or victim's family....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Kentucky's Youth and Teen Smoking - At a local Kentucky convenience store you can buy a pack of Marlboro cigarettes for about $4.50. For the same price as a cheap lunch a teenager can continue a nicotine addiction for another day. Smokers in Massachusetts, however, can expect to pay over ten dollars for a single pack of smokes. At ten dollars per pack an average smoker in Massachusetts can expect to pay over $3,000 a year. This is one of many reasons why Massachusetts's YRBS rating (a scale to rate the amount of smokers in high schools) is a low 16.0, giving Massachusetts the 10th lowest score out of 43 states rated....   [tags: Teen Smoking, Tobacco] 1027 words
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Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth - Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth Eating disorders are commonly associated with adolescent girls and youth from all paths of live. This psychiatric problem is identified as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Eating disorders are highly associated with serious medical conditions and life altering consequences. These conditions consist of hospitalization, suicide attempts, and mortality. Eating disorders may also increase other health risk factors such as obesity, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, depression disorder, and other health problems....   [tags: Types, Complications, Criteria] 956 words
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Youth Workers In British Columbia - ... (Schissel, 2011). Critical theory informs his concerns best showing how we produce what we need in order to survive. It shows inequalities between child workers and big corporations as he promotes awareness among the oppressed by revealing inequalities in terms of how children are treated in respects to the work field. Since our world has different cultures and values, there is no one universal experience of adolescence. If you look at a Westernized society and compare it to a country such as Bangladesh you would see a distinct difference between the two cultures....   [tags: foster children, exploitation]
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Youth Generations: The Echo Boomers - ... They’ve been known to rather sit in front of the computer for hours on end then to go out for a couple of hours of fresh air. Due to being over parented and somewhat babied through their lives, this generation is very ambitious, but does understand that most successes are achieved through disciple, humility and hard work. They are lead to believe, because of over protective parents fearing for their child’s feelings, that even if they do not try that hard that they will still get the Achievement Ribbon with the rest of their soccer team....   [tags: peter pan, generation y, technology]
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Homeless Youth in Canada - Even with the daily struggle faced by youth in obtaining shelter and homelessness becoming a reality for a growing number of Canadians, Canada, with its high quality of life is one country that has always had a global long-standing reputation. This paper will be working towards giving the reader a better understanding with regards to homeless youth. It will be focusing on the reasons why they leave home, their lives on the street and steps they are trying to take to be able to leave the streets....   [tags: Canadian studies] 911 words
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Youth Criminal Justice Act - The overwhelming majority of juveniles are involved in impulsive or risky, even delinquent behaviors during their teenage years. However, the majority go on to become very productive citizens who do not commit crimes. In order for this to continue the government established the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) which gives young offenders a chance to better themselves, and. By doing so, the YCJA helps teach youth that their actions are unacceptable and the punishments imposed are lesser then an adult....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Hegemony and Youth Culture - Hegemony is a concept that involves uses of power. It was created by Antonio Gramsci in order to understand the difference between dominant groups in society that have power and that use “intellectual and moral leadership” in an attempt to win over the less powerful submissive groups (Storey 8). In this way, hegemony will be demonstrated in youth culture. Willard states that the cultural authority of the dominant society must be questioned as to its legitimacy in the dominant role as the authority plays an important role in its production (739)....   [tags: Culture]
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Youth and Gun Violence - Youth and Guns Imagine being able to get your hands on a gun in your community with ease when you were younger. Sounds cool right. Well, to some it might and that’s how young children are living in our communities now-a-days. Kids are able to get guns as long as they have parents with guns or the money to buy one. There aren’t enough restrictions on guns & who can get a hold of them on the streets and parents aren’t doing a well enough job of hiding their guns from their children. Something needs to be done....   [tags: firearms, gun laws]
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Media and Youth Violence - What effects do Video Games, Music, and Television have on Youth Violence. Many people today wonder why so many children are committing crimes. Children today are so far more advance then children of the pass. Many children spend so much time in playing video games and watching television. Parents today are in the dark about what their children are doing, which lead into children going an extra step in finding out things the hard way. Though some experts claim that family structures are the cause for youth violence, many notice that video games, music, and television are increasing violence in youth today....   [tags: Teens, Video Games, Music, TV] 563 words
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Youth and Family Services - The organization I volunteered with is called Youth and Family Services and they are based in Seattle, WA. Youth and Family Services is one of the clinics from the Therapeutic Health Services of Seattle. The two merged together in 2006 (Therapeutic Health Services, 2010). I chose to volunteer at Youth and Family Services for two reasons. First, I watched a movie titled Manic, which takes place at a juvenile psychiatric ward. The movie is about teens that are being treated there. They all have a variety of emotional and physical issues....   [tags: Social Work]
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Technology and Today's Youth - Technology affects everyone. Whether positive or negative, we are all affected, how it manifests itself into problems for youth will be studied and debated for years. Balancing technology throughout the educational process and keeping with current trends and uses of technology will affect everyone. Technology has transformed our youth’s daily and social lives. How do we measure the effects of technology on our ability to socialize or have a successful social life. Socializing is not just talking face to face, it’s our ability to interact, learn, and create original thought....   [tags: Technology ]
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Hispanic Adolescent Youth Gangs - Gangs have been a point of concern for states and societies around the world for centuries. Youth gangs are not exempt from that same categorization and have operated for the same amount of time worldwide. Over the last century however, a proliferation of youth gangs has been witnessed, especially among Hispanic youths immigrating into the United States. Researchers and scholars have offered multiple theories as to why youths, and Hispanics youths in particular integrate themselves into gang organizations....   [tags: rational economic theory]
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Youth and Substance Abuse - There are many contributing factors and political issues that address substance abuse. Throughout the years, many researchers have designed many interventions and social policies designed to treat people who have used, abused, and became addicted to substances. Today, there are many new studies that address substance abuse at the individual, group, family, and community or policy levels. Today, there are many services that are effective for decreasing recidivism in youth who have completed a substance abuse program....   [tags: Drug Addiction Essays]
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Youth and the Media - Youth and the Media A major stepping stone in the path of contemporary youth is that of the media and it’s all to often fatalistic, unfavourable and adverse representation of today’s youth. The media primarily are modes of communication in contemporary culture that are often created by teams of people to entertain, inform, persuade and provide avenues of expression for mass audiences....   [tags: Papers] 1259 words
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Youth Delinquency - Britain boasts an excellent international reputation. It derives this respect from its rich cultural heritage engrained in edifices like Buckingham Palace and traditions like Changing of the Guards. Despite this exemplary status, the nation’s record is not spotless. In 2010, the nation suffered a 0.3 drop in GDP. At the same time, cost of social services like child care (Save the Children ‘’UK Childcare among most expensive in the world’’1) and basic goods like gasoline soared (Boles “Cost of living is back on the rise’’ 1)....   [tags: Great Britain, Social Services, Delinquency] 1283 words
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Homeless Youth - Homeless Youth Homelessness is defined as having no fixed place to sleep at night. This includes people staying in motels until their money runs out, those staying with friends, those staying in shelters, and those sleeping inside or out whatever space they can find to protect themselves. The number of homeless people has been growing and it has become a serious problem in our society. Every night in Canada there are thousands of people living on the streets. This type of behaviour is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society....   [tags: Homelessness] 643 words
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