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Reports, research, and youth-led policy solutions for a more just society

Young Money: Pre-September 2018 Jobs Day Release

Though the number of unemployed youth has inched down to below prerecession rates, many other indicators suggest that the employment situation for American youth is not so rosy. Though they’re the most educated compared with previous generations, 1 in 5 American adults ages 18 through ...

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Case Study: Community Organizations Left on Their Own for Gun Violence Solutions in Louisville, KY

What happens when a state forces the responsibility of gun violence solutions on nonprofits without accompanying legislation? Our staff traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to conduct interviews with several leaders who have dedicated their careers to reducing gun violence in their communities.

Voter Registration Guides

Generation Progress has created voter registration guides for the states we have visited thus far, which include frequently asked questions and key points to remember when registering yourself and your friends to vote.

Case Study: Changing the Conversation by Electing a Young Survivor of Gun Violence in St. Louis, MO

Generation Progress wanted to explore the question of what happens when a young survivor of gun violence is elected to public office. Does this change the conversation in state legislatures or the types of bills that are introduced?

Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in New York, NY

Generation Progress traveled to New York, New York to report on one of the most successful youth-driven cure violence programs in the nation, Youth Organizing to Save our Streets.

Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in Columbia, SC

In Columbia, Generation Progress conducted interviews with local law enforcement, community members, activists, and elected officials, to understand how this southern city has become a leader in the fight to prevent gun violence, reform the criminal justice system, and transform police practices, ...

Young Money: At Midyear, Youth Unemployment and Labor Participation Rise

Amidst an escalating trade war with China, presidential threats to American companies, and doubt from the international community of America’s economic commitment to our European partners, the economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June, with the unemployment rate ticking up to 4 percent. ...

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