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Educating for American Democracy: More Important Than Ever.

A year ago, group of scholars, teachers and other stakeholders from across the ideological spectrum released the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap, presenting a broad vision for the integration of history and civics education throughout grades K–12. Since then, history and civics learning has become a red-hot issue at the intersection of many debates: access to fair and inclusive education; racial and social justice; parents’ rights; and the increasing polarization of America’s civic discourse.

Youth Mental Health in a Digital World

On October 27, GTY launched a 3-part web seminar series exploring the mental health and well-being of young people amid the pandemic and an ever-growing set of stressors. We heard what young people say they need and discussed how systems that were already inequitable pre-pandemic require urgent attention. We also brought policy advocates, mental health professionals, educators, researchers, practitioners, and funders into the conversation.

How Youth Organizing Builds Skills for Thriving in College

Youth organizing is a key strategy for advancing just and equitable education – and, according to the findings of a new study by the NYU Metro Center – youth organizers build critical socio-emotional skills that help them thrive in college.

The study, supported by the William T. Grant Foundation, focuses on youth who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or people of color. Examining the impacts of youth organizing participation through the lens of transformative socioemotional learning, the study found that youth organizing participants build academic self-efficacy and critical navigation skills that help them succeed in college.

Youth Mental Health, Well-being & Healing (part 2 of 3)

On October 27, GTY launched a 3-part web seminar series exploring the mental health and well-being of young people amid the pandemic and an ever-growing set of stressors. We heard what young people say they need and discussed how systems that were already inequitable pre-pandemic require urgent attention. We also brought policy advocates, mental health professionals, educators, researchers, practitioners, and funders into the conversation.

Supporting Children and Families to Thrive

Join researchers and practitioners to dive into new reports commissioned by RWJF Healthy Children and Families. We’ll learn how these findings resonate with the experiences of our practitioner/advocate panel, elevate implications for philanthropy and identify steps toward advancing policies that support families and children to thrive.

Youth Mental Health, Well-being & Healing (part 1 of 3)

On October 27, GTY launched a 3-part web seminar series exploring the mental health and well-being of young people amid the pandemic and an ever-growing set of stressors.

We heard what young people say they need and discussed how systems that were already inequitable pre-pandemic require urgent attention. We also brought policy advocates, mental health professionals, educators, researchers, practitioners, and funders into the conversation.