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Creating Equitable Ecosystems of Belonging and Opportunity for Youth

September 28, 2023

A new guide aims to help leaders strengthen cross-system efforts to support youth well-being and development. Explore the guide.

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Changing Course in Youth Detention

August 3, 2023

The use of youth detention is surging in some areas, with huge and growing racial disparities arising post-pandemic. Get the facts.

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2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book

June 14, 2023

Read the 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book reports on child well-being data across four domains — economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

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Tipping the Scale

June 7, 2023

This report shares growth strategies from partners engaged in the LEAP initiative. Read about their experiences and insights.

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State Strategies to Address the Needs of Justice-Involved Youth Impacted by Collateral Consequences

May 16, 2023

The National Governors Association explores how state leaders can mitigate the adverse effects of justice system involvement for youth. Read the report.

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Fostering Youth Transitions 2023

May 8, 2023

"Fostering Youth Transitions 2023" examines the experiences of teenagers and young adults in foster care as reported by all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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The Changing Child Population of the United States

April 3, 2023

The US had 73.1 million kids under 18 in 2020 (-2% since 2010). The number of children of color grew 104% from 1980. See more child population statistics.

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Insights From a Pandemic

March 31, 2023

On Track to Career Success puts students on a path to academic and workplace success. Read about the initiative.

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Championing Change

March 20, 2023

Rapid-cycle learning involves quickly testing strategies for program improvement and prioritizing equity from the get-go. Learn how it works.

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