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At-Risk Youth Learn to Navigate Life on the Open Ocean

What does it mean to value youth voice? SailFuture's Michael Long, 26, shares his insights..

"CYEP Taught Me to Stay out of Trouble"

Michael, a 25-year-old former inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility in Saint Lucia, now has a steady job and feels hopeful about the future. He credits his new life to the job skills training he received through the...

Young Voices from Prison: Invest in Us So We Don’t End Up Here!

Alvin clears off his space in the kitchen and brings over the makings of a big salad. His hair is neatly combed back, he’s wearing his uniform and, after taking a quick look out the window at the sparkling blue waters below, he gets to work. But Alvin, age 28, is not working in a restaurant...

Young People & Violence: The Aurora Shooting Demands Answers

The midnight massacre carried out by a young man in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, raised painful questions for me and so many others about how it could have been prevented, including how can we, as citizens, still tolerate...