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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]

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Runaways and Unaccompanied Youth in the United States

- People look at you like you’re the one to blame. They see your tattered sneakers and tangled, greasy hair, and they think they know you. But how could they. You amble down the sidewalk, keep your head down, your eyes averted. You don’t want any trouble. People are quick to assume that's what you're looking for. Your lips are chapped and your face is dirty. You cannot remember the last time you brushed your teeth, let alone took a shower. The thought makes you laugh almost as much as the thought of your old bedroom walls, the shadows cast by the ceiling fan as you stared up from your bed....   [tags: homeless youth]

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Peer Influence On Youth Delinquency And Depression

- ... If parents are to loose on the parental responsibilities then the child will make loose decisions. If the parents are too tough on the child, then the child could retaliate and get into trouble. This cycle of parental control over the child and the behavior of the child can cause the child to start displaying depressive symptoms, because the young individual does not feel the support of their parents. The pressures of being in a parental environment that is over bearing or loose can lead to depression in youth....   [tags: Youth, Childhood]

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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]

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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

- Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]

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Alcohol Advertising on our Youth

- Many discussions have come about advertising and youth drinking from time to time. Whenever you see an ad on the media you see ads that relate to teens. This is not an accident. Though you cannot legally drink until the age of twenty one, these alcohol selling agencies are marketing to minors. I believe that these companies should not have ads directed to teens, if these teens are not legally permitted to drink the beverages they are marketed. Today our youth is not only exposed to alcohol advertising, but they are also the targets, An article from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) discusses how even though alcohol consumption has decreased in the last decade in teens, that in...   [tags: youth drinking, health, safety]

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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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A Chance For Our Youth

- Did you know that nearly 110,000 youth under the age of 18 are incarcerated. Of these, almost 15,000 are placed into adult facilities and 75% of them were sentenced as adults. (Ncjrs.gov) There are about 2,600 prisoners serving a life sentence for a crime they committed as a juvenile who were not even given the chance of parole. (Jlc.gov) Juvenile offenders should not receive extreme sentencing, and be tried as adults. Young children of today are suffering from a lifestyle filled with neglect and violence in their households, poverty, bullying (recently cyber bullying) and lack the assistance needed to make it through this crucial period of life....   [tags: juvenile delinquency, youth, incarcerated]

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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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The Runaway And Homeless Youth Act

- ... Requires a TLG plan to ensure proper referral of homeless youth to mental health services, including programs providing comprehensive services to victims of trafficking in persons or sexual exploitation. Requires plan applicants to provide age, gender, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services that address the needs of homeless and street youth. Revises plan applicant record keeping requirements. Revises requirements for the coordination of activities among federal agencies, grants for technical assistance and training, and grants for research, evaluation, demonstration, and service projects....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Youth, Homeless shelter]

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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 Modern Youth Culture

- With the times socially and politically changing, young people saw rules and laws as things to evade and work their ways around them. When the 18th amendment banned the distribution, but not the drinking, of alcohol, older teens stored up drinks in their homes that would be able to last them for years. This outrageous and cunning new way of thinking spread across the country in one of the quickest social developments the United States has ever seen and left older generations speechless. Never before had anyone seen such bold and defiant attitudes in anyone, let alone the youth....   [tags: Childhood, Youth, Adolescence]

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Youth Entrepreneurship

- Introduction Suhas Gopinath’s mother feared for his future. He was more interested in website development than his academics. He spent hours in an internet café peering over online tutorials after school hours in India. When he failed his mathematics exam, his mother ordered him to focus only on academics. Left with no option, Suhas waited for his summers. Soon, at a young age of 14, he was a website development freelancer for many companies in the United States. He welcomed adulthood by registering his venture “Globals Inc” in the United States....   [tags: youth entrepreneurship]

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The Mythical Fountain of Youth

- The mythical Fountain of Youth is a legend that is known all around the world. The Fountain of Youth is said to have rejuvenating qualities. It can restore the youth of old men and women. Also, it is reported to bring about healing. People, throughout history, have speculated on the actual existence of this mythical fountain. Others have even gone in search of it, never to be heard from again. This legend has captivated and intrigued the world for many centuries. The Fountain of Youth legend has much history and has influenced the world throughout time....   [tags: youth fountain, ponce de leon]

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Who Is The Best Cookie Cutter Youth Program?

- ... She might own every conversation and drag it down dangerous rabbit holes. Over the years I 've watched very intelligent young people routinely walk away from regular programming. When they don’t, there is often a fault line exactly where they stand, separating the group with conflicts and cliques. The Intelligent - whatever their demeanour - are always influential. If we don’t recognise these young people for what they are; uniquely gifted and set apart by God for special purposes because of their intelligence, it would be too easy to categorise them something else....   [tags: Youth, Young, Intelligence, Youth organizations]

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Private Youth System Project Plan

- Private Youth System is a repository of information on health and social matters for youth. The youth will be able to access vital information from this system related to social and health matters, which affect them in their daily lives. The youth within this age group will be the only youth allowed to register with the system. These ages will be the only ones allowed to register with the system and have profiles. Each youth will be able to access his / her profile privately through the provision of a password for each profile....   [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]

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My Views On Global Youth Studies

- ... Woodman and Wyn find that the conditions and frameworks for time related to youth has become more fragmented into multiple and unpredictable tasks, particularity characterized by greater fluidity, which has been institutionalized in employment timetables (2015,126-127). The nature of the temporal structure has influenced the backdrop of place, wherein location, in terms of social location and physical place in space, is a force that mediates social life (Woodman & Wyn 2015, 162). The relationship of time and place have significantly altered the “nature of the temporal structure of young people’s everyday and the relationship of this structure to inequalities between young people.” (Woodm...   [tags: Youth, Young, Gender, Time]

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The City of Columbus to Save Its Youth

- Columbus to save its Youth The United States is no stranger to crime, unfortunately there has been an increased amount of criminal activity in the city of Columbus. The most drastic increase in criminal activity has been among teens as young as thirteen, and are usually commited during after school hours. The city of Columbus has made attempts to be proactive in reducing the crime rate in with little success. Many residents believe that increased punishment for adolescent crimes is the proper measure that needs to be taken....   [tags: increase in youth crime rates]

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Social Policy For A Youth And Community Worker

- ... The policy set out for more targets to be hit on safeguarding through schools as Ofsted are able to arrive unannounced for inspections, and rewarding schools when they 've achieved a high grade on safeguarding young people, by posting in the newspaper, as it grade base schools would end up picking on the "obvious" cases, as it ticks the boxes and hits their targets within the school system to get recognised and cases such as Daniel Pelka, who was starved and beaten before his death in 2013 are ignored as his native tongue was not English and school staff ignored the physical signs of abuse and made him invisible as he was not a confident speaker....   [tags: Youth, Young, Exploitation, Childhood]

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Teaching The American Youth Positive Attitude

- Teaching the American Youth Positive Attitude. Attitude can alter reality. The diversity of culture and norms of the American society, has affected the attitude of the American youth. Therefore, it is important to learn, teach and display positive values and good morals in society. We have the necessary resources at our disposal that can gear and guide our youth to have a strong sense of self. Some of these resources include groups that are agents of socialization such as; first, the family/home....   [tags: Education, Sociology, Youth, School]

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Youth Crime Reoffending, Theories and Solutions

- In England, conforming to the Civitas’s Crime report Youth Crime in England and Wales (2010) the youngest age that someone can be prosecuted is as young as ten years old. It is also mentioned that trailing, patrolling and applying penalties on young offenders costs almost four billion pounds annually. The numbers of first time offences committed by a young person has decrease over the years; according to the Youth Justice Statistics (2014) youth crime is down by 63% since 2002. In regards to the offences themselves, nearly every offence category has decreased in reoccurrence with exception to drug offences declares Civitas’s Youth Crime in England and Wales (2010)....   [tags: Civitas Youth Crime in England and Wales]

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A Director Of Services At Mosaic Lgbt Youth Centre

- ... Addressing that helps not only the student to strive, but removes the need for constant dealing with reoccurring 'symptom '. Services at Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre were all focused on developing a young person and our work with colleges was an extension of it. We used a different methodology to map young person 's journey travelled. I am the newly qualified coach so that approach helps me a lot in making sure that young person sets themselves a goal and is supported to achieve it. That development is organic and far more sustainable....   [tags: Youth, Young, Social work, Index of youth articles]

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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]

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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]

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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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Adult And Youth Professional ( Cyc ) Support Adults

- ... This is reference to the second type of programming which is called the directive approach. The CYC is highly involved with the client, in that they are able to acheive a very personal and direct action plan. The CYC is involved with the implementing of the goals and is more apt to complete them. The difference between the Directive and the Surface approaches are that one allows the client and CYC to be further involved and the other provide the client a sense of an authoritarian looming over them....   [tags: Parent, Father, Youth, Life]

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Reggie Johnson: A Youth Life Cut Short

- ... He didn’t accept him for who he was. It’s kind of obscure why his father neglected him considering he was such a great kid. Reggie before his demise, was a honor student, destined to succeed in any career field he choose. He excelled in the classroom but, he didn’t excel in sports. This disappointed his father but he still loved him just not as much as Austin. He wouldn’t give Reggie the same treatment as his brother AJ (Austin). Reggie and Austin were complete opposites. Reggie was smart while Austin was obtuse.While Reggie was an excellent student in class....   [tags: drugs, death, youth, school]

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How to Handle Violence in Youth Sports

- Everyone agrees that parent involvement is a good thing. But when the parent behaves inappropriately, it creates a poor environment for the children to learn and enjoy themselves. "Sideline rage" with parents behaving badly at youth sports events is such an epidemic, that 76% of respondents from 60 high school athletic associations said increased spectator interference is causing many officials to quit (Associated Press, 6/3/01). Parents are supposed to be role models, and the lessons they teach will determine their values and actions in the future....   [tags: sports rage, youth sports, sports violence]

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2012 Election: A Failure to Mobilize the Youth Vote

- The American youth voted in fewer numbers during Obama's reelection than for his first term. Michael P. McDonald points out this simple fact in his Huffington Post article from May 2013. He explains this decline both statistically and through the theory of mobilization, the later of which lacks substance and direction. He assumes the decline is because of campaigns failures to engage the youth, completely ignoring the complex motives behind a young voters turnout. Through the rational choice and resource models, these motives can be better deciphered....   [tags: mobilization, obama campaign, youth voters]

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Restorative Justice and Youth Reoffending in the United Kindom

- ... The formative years from birth to age eight (particularly in the 0-2 year age group) play a vital role in the formation of intelligence, personality and social behavior (UNICEF 2012).There is strong link between the quality of the child- parent relationship and juvenile delinquency and neglect and delinquency were seen to stand side by side (Hendricks 1994:24) A 2002 evaluation in north England conducted by Youth Justice board confirmed earlier notion that delinquent behaviors are generally caused by neglect of parental authority, improper conduct of parents, disproportionate severity in corrective process , weakness , moral laxity etc....   [tags: youth deliquent behavior, government system]

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How Are Most Celebrities Inappropriate Role Models for the Youth?

- People look up to celebrities as role models, the youth especially. The youth believes that if they imitate these cynosures they will become affluent and legendary. Famous people imply that if the youth act insubordinately they will be successful in life. Celebrities of today are not appropriate role models for this generation. Everywhere a person looks, sex is exalted by celebrities. Commercials and advertisements now use risqué celebrities who are half naked to endorse their products. A 'Got Milk?' advertisement used an exposed photograph of Miley Cyrus with nothing but a sheet covering her breasts and a portion of her posterior....   [tags: celebrities, role, models, youth, sex]

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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]

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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]

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A Comparison of Conflict and Labeling Theory in the Context of Youth Gangs

- Many have attempted to explain gang involvement in today's society. However, there is an underlying activity of youth joining gangs that does not seem to have enough media coverage or thorough explanations. As the name suggests, youth gang membership is about the juvenile population creating and joining gangs. Research indicates that youth gang membership exists in contemporary north America (Bernburg et al. 2006; aLilly et al. 2011; Maclure and Sotelo 2004; Sims 1997; Wiley et al. 2013; Yoder et al....   [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]

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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]

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The Youth Crisis Center Provides Shelter, Clothing, And Food For Children

- The Relatives is a Charlotte, North Carolina based organization whose mission is to “keep kids safe and families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community” (The Relatives, 2014). As a way to support all youth that may be in crisis situations, in need of support and resources for a better life different aspects of service delivery were created. The Relatives has been able to evolve its services to include a Youth Crisis Center, On Ramp Resource Center, and Journey Place Transitional Residence....   [tags: Homelessness, Youth, Need, Foster care]

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The Heartland And The Rural Youth Exodus By Patrick J. Carr And Maria Kefalas

- ... They came back to town because they didn’t have the means to about 30 years ago to move to a bigger city because social media didn’t exist back then, so bigger cities weren’t painted out to be glamorous. The aging graduates would read this article because they need to bring awareness of the fact that they can’t find replacements easily. These middle age, and retirement age, educated individuals audience would have a interest in Carr and Kefalas argument because their life’s work is in a dilemma because all of the youth college graduates refuse to come back to their hometown to further build and continue with the businesses/practices in town....   [tags: Academic degree, Higher education, Youth]

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Attempting to Break the Cycle of Youth Delinquency Through Art Programs

- Teaching is a difficult profession, not only because of the many demands put on us by districts and states regarding testing and standards, but mostly because we are dealing with the day to day realities of diverse people. Our students have experiences, emotions, abilities and restrictions that play into their performance levels in the classroom. Many of these students are considered at-risk. They might be considered at-risk because they are impoverished, have a disability, are emotionally unstable, have many negative influences in their lives or just are overwhelmed with the poor deck of cards life has handed them....   [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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Cyberbullying And Youth As It

- ... The use of technology has allowed us to keep up the arousal even though we don 't actually get to be together, and has also forced us to work on our sexual communication. In an other course I have taken, there was a lecture that included a discussion on sexting as well. In it, we talked about how it can have a lot of benefits, and while there are dangers, such as having your photos shared, or if one is underage, it would be considered a criminal offence. However, there are ways to protect one’s self....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Is An At Risk Youth

- ... Whether or not these behaviors and feelings Manuel is expressing are recent, they cannot be taken lightly. The sooner the proper action is taken, the better the outcome and less probability Manuel may take further action. Treatment Options Healthcare professionals should make it their business to attend to their clients if the states require they be put under psychiatric hold for any period of time. For instance, if Manuel’s counselor were to alert the proper channels as well as Manuel’s parents that he is displaying and verbally admitting to wanting to commit suicide, he may be admitted to the hospital or a specific facility for a 72-hour hold for observation....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Self-harm]

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Disillusioned Youth: The Youth International Party

- Disillusioned Youth: The Youth International Party The turbulent and pivotal 1960s birthed a new breed of radicalism, political dissidence, and activism. Incubating in the early years of the Sixties, this new breed did not emerge until the middle of the decade. Non-violent direct action of the Civil Rights Movement was reaching the end of its shelf life and young radicals and student activists alike were growing increasingly frustrated with their inability to free themselves from the constraints of the status quo....   [tags: Jerry Rubin, 1960's movements]

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The Development Of The Youth

- ... It just takes a small connection to become friends but we all know how much these connections can grow. Friendships are being taken increasingly lightly by some in our generation and this disturbs me because it seems that when there is friction in a friendship, they are tossed to the side and replaced and so continues the cycle. It often only takes a small disagreement to end some friendships now. I can tell you, there is much value when it comes to longevity in a friendship. There is something truly special about having the same close friends for years and years and being able to grow up with people who go through the same trials, joy and pain that you do....   [tags: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Virtue]

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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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The Illusion of Youth

- Katherine Mansfield’s Miss. Brill written in 1920 is a short story a part of Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories. It is a short story about a middle-aged teacher, who finds joy in spending her Sunday afternoons, sitting in the park. At the park, she finds joy in observing others around her and pretending, they are all actors and actresses on a stage. Miss. Brill finds joy in the illusion that she creates at the park. She is a woman, who lives a very humdrum life and finds joy creating an unrealistic world, where she envisions herself as an actress....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill]

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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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The Homeless Youth

- ... Homeless youth are less like to commit crimes against persons or property. Crimes associated with the homeless youth population are non-violent and non-destructive crimes. Homeless youth are more likely to self-medicate in or to deal with the overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety they experience on a daily basis. Many of the homeless youth don’t report crimes committed against them. Many core services agencies serving youth and young adults in the Washington DC area have develop programs and projects to address and battle youth homelessness....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Hitler Youth

- The Hitler Youth The start of it all seems innocent. It goes from changing playing into politics, home and school to Volk and the Third Reich, turning campgrounds into pre-military training areas, air guns into machine guns, sing-alongs into marching drills, instruction into indoctrination, luring boys and girls into Hitler Youth by uniforms, weekend hikes (Health Source). Brainwashing children by activities that kids enjoy, turning children into Nazis (Health Source). Hitler's Youth Group was part of the systematic way that the Nazi's gained the support of the German people whose collective silence allowed the final solution to occur....   [tags: Third Reich, Nazy Germany, World History]

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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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Youth Delinquency Is The Right Kind Of Place For Youth

- ... In positive data about a Baltimore Police Athletic League center Chung, et al., notes, “A study of the Goodnow Police Athletic League (PAL) center in northeast Baltimore, the first center to open in May 1995, also indicated that juvenile arrests dropped nearly 10 percent, the number of armed robberies dropped from 14 to 7, assaults with handguns were eliminated, and common assaults decreased from 32 to 20.3” (16). These statistics further prove that prevention options work effectively, and can greatly improve our American communities....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement agency, The Wire, Crime]

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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]

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The On Youth Delinquency And Potential Solutions

- Scripture wisely exhorts fathers to be wary of how they treat their children; specifically, Ephesians 6:4 warns against provocation, and encourages a Godly model of compassion with a proper response to bad behavior. This Scripture encompasses a variety of behaviors or actions by a father that could potentially be provoking or damaging to a child. Along with this, the potential harmful effects of such behavior on youth delinquency and potential solutions to these problems will be discussed. Proverbs 22:6 and Colossians 3: 21 profoundly remind fathers that their duty is to protect their children, not to provoke them, and to raise them to serve the Lord....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence, Family]

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The Effects of Structured Activities for Youth

- According to the articles, there is increasing knowledge how young people use their time outside of school has consequences for their development. This knowledge indicates that organized activities, extracurricular activities, after-school programs, and youth organizations have increased distinctly. The intensity of research on controlled activities has revealed positive consequences of participation for academic, educational, social, civic, and physical development. This information, along with the safety and supervision provided by structured activities for youth with working parents, has stimulated programs at the local, state and Federal levels to expand opportunities for participation....   [tags: over-scheduling, positive development]

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Effectiveness Of The Youth Justice System

- ... Mary Vandergoot’s Justice for Young Offenders Their Needs, Our Responses clearly outlines the importance of a separate justice system and the repercussions it may have on young offenders. Vandergoot determines that the reasoning capacity of an adolescent, the ability to make legal decisions, and filter unnecessary information is unclear to a juvenile in the justice system; the vagueness of youth stepping into the courts prevents them from fully participating in the justice system. ( Vandergoot, 2006)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime]

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Changing the Image of the Youth Minister

- Changing the Image of the Youth Minister For the past twenty years, the average tenure of youth ministers has been disgustingly short. “Fifteen hundred Youth Pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, getting a better paid position, spiritual burnout, or contention in their churches” (Krejcir 1). What factors are causing this. Do they have commitment issues. Do the senior pastors not trust them. Do they see the job as a stepping-stone to bigger and better things. This paper will demonstrate that the main reasons causing the short tenure of youth ministers are church bureaucracy, senior pastor skepticism, the stepping-stone mindset, the messiah complex, insufficient budget,...   [tags: short tenure, religious guidance]

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A Career as a Youth Advocate

- Youth Advocate In February I went to Hillside to acquire knowledge of the services provided by this agency. Among the many child intervention professions that this agency provided there were different levels of youth advocates. I was referred to a youth advocate and spent a day at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School shadowing a level two youth advocate. Throughout this day I was exposed to the daily proceedings of a youth advocate and the major functions of the program inside of a high school....   [tags: Career Essays]

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The Youth Movement Of America And Canada

- ... Teens are only representative of what they see and what is being done in their present. . Youth are coming in drones into prison due to the choices they’ve made. Once teens, mature and begin to experience life outside of their neighborhood, then they’ll learn to do better. The welfare of child living in impoverished neighborhoods in Great Britain and The United States is increasing because there isn’t many jobs economically that helped people to move out of poverty. Most parents are living pay check to pay check at jobs that aren’t paying salaries suitable to help families move into better communities....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Prison]

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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]

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The Effect of Homelessness on the Youth of America

- There are millions of homeless youth in America. On any given night, you can find these children ducking into abandoned buildings, crammed up against alley dumpsters, curled inside the big yellow slide of a local playground. I imagine they are thankful for sleep, wary of a new day, but thankful nonetheless. Homelessness at such a young age if left alone, leads to increased rates of conflict. The more homeless youths now, the more our country as a whole will have to deal with divorce, mental illness, and the need for government assistance....   [tags: sociological and psychological analysis]

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Voting For The Youth Of Voting

- ... The image above shows tape covering the mouths of the youth. This could symbolize the notion that was previously stated. Many times, the youth stay silent because of these fears or from the confusion of America’s political system. By following this notion, it only gives people a reason to generalize millennials that choose not to vote to be people who don’t care about voting at all. This is untrue because there comes a frustration with being a new voter. The only way to increase the voter turnout from young citizens is by educating them on the importance of voting and how it affects them as individuals....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voter turnout, Voting]

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The Transition of Youth into Adulthood.

- Research has suggested that youth of today are taking longer to complete the transition into adulthood. Twenty-five years ago youth had more of a traditional model of transition, whereas today, the transition seems somewhat fractured. Changes in education and the benefit system may be responsible for the altered state of transition in current youth, (Keep, 2011) which is an assumption that will be investigated further. Therefore, this essay will explore youth transition and will look at how the restructuring of polices and legislations have affected youths transition in to adulthood....   [tags: deterioration of the traditional transition model]

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The Ethiopian National Youth Policy

- The concept of “youth” has been used since early times. However, there is no standard or universally accepted definition of youth, since the different culture has a different perception. Early scholars and philosophers considered youth as a concept similar to “early childhood”. Later concepts saw it as analogous to adolescences (Hoult, 1997). Today, there is a general tendency to see youth as a stage between late adolescence and early adulthood. The concept “youth” is both a product of biological maturation and social definition (Encyclopedic dictionary of sociology, 1986)....   [tags: communities and culture, childhood]

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