Having been labeled “at-risk” at a young age, Dipshika Karki understands firsthand the stigmas attached to that labeling. At the time, she belonged to a group that would come to be known as “opportunity youth,” or young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years old who are either unemployed or not enrolled in school.“It’s very difficult when you are young and feel like you have no direction. Idle time for young people creates room for negative behaviors,” she says. “I was grateful to have access to after-school programs, athletics, arts, theater, music, field trips, etc. All these experiences allowed me to enrich my knowledge of myself and the world. … If I can help one young adult find some clarity in the direction of their life, I feel like I’ve done my job.”And what she learned was that she wanted to help other young people who were in the same situation she’d been in — to provide resources, programs and … [Read more...] about Helping young people find direction, safe spaces, empowerment
Young people debt
Jeff Stein, The Washington Post Published 8:08 am PST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 Unlike many of his Democratic primary rivals, former congressman John Delaney, D-Md., has vowed to dramatically cut the federal deficit if elected president. Unlike many of his Democratic primary rivals, former congressman John Delaney, D-Md., has vowed to dramatically cut the federal deficit if elected president. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Rachel Mummey Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Rachel Mummey Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Unlike many of his Democratic primary rivals, former congressman John Delaney, D-Md., has vowed to dramatically cut the federal deficit if elected president. Unlike many of his Democratic primary rivals, former congressman John Delaney, … [Read more...] about Delaney’s 2020 agenda: National service for young people; prepare for AI; carbon tax for emissions
Erin Griffith, New York Times 10:10 pm PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Rapid growth Rapid growth Photo: WeWork Photo: WeWork Image 1 of / 22 Caption Close Image 1 of 22 Rapid growth Rapid growth Photo: WeWork Why are young people pretending to love work? 1 / 22 Back to Gallery Never once at the start of my workweek — not in my morning coffee shop line, not in my crowded subway commute, not as I begin my bottomless inbox slog — have I paused, looked to the heavens and whispered: #ThankGodIt’sMonday. Apparently, that makes me a traitor to my generation. I learned this during a series of recent visits to WeWork locations in New York, where the throw pillows implore … [Read more...] about Why are young people pretending to love work?
Hasbro, the toy and game company, recently launched a new edition of board game Monopoly which is targeted at millennials. The company’s target audience of young people does not seem to be reacting to Monopoly for Millennials as intended, according to Time Magazine. A new edition of the classic board game Monopoly has some young people up in arms. The new edition, which is called Monopoly for Millennials, is packaged with the tagline “Forget real estate. You can’t afford it anyway.” On the cover, the Monopoly Man is wearing a “participation” medal and taking a selfie.As soon as the game was announced, young people took to social media to express their anger over the game’s premise. “Hasbro ain’t shit lmfao Hahahaha Millennial Monopoly making fun of the struggles of millennials. You are aware that student debt and the rising cost of rent is crippling the economy,” one user wrote. “Talking about … [Read more...] about Report: Young People Offended by Hasbro’s ‘Monopoly for Millennials’
A failure to find a solutions to problems at a South Tyneside school could leave taxpayers shelling out £400,000 a year for the two decades. South Shields School, in Nevinson Avenue, is facing closure following a failed attempt to become an academy.If the gates shut for good, South Tyneside Council could be forced to take over bills left over from its construction.Asked if the council could be saddled with the payments if the school closes, the council’s cabinet member for resources and innovation, Coun Ed Malcolm, said: “The answer is yes. That is why the council would have to quickly find another educational use for the building if the school were to close.”The council has also been accused of allowing the school to fail to save money.But the local authority hit back in a report prepared for cabinet this week, insisting it would be hit in the pocket by any closure.According to a report: “The council has supported the school financially to bring about … [Read more...] about Council could be saddled with £400,000 PFI debt over school