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New study finds girls could pursue STEM careers, but they’re choosing not to

LatinaLista — As the national economy begins to transform itself to better handle its future role in a global economy, more emphasis and attention are being directed at encouraging students to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) careers. As of now, the vast majority of students who do major in STEM careers are

Young people challenged to live the next 50 days without violence in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

LatinaLista — Today, April 4, marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As in years past, his life and message of nonviolence will be honored, remembered and talked about but, unlike past anniversary observances, it will serve as the premise for a specific challenge to today’s young people — abstain

New report highlights 27 occupations that meet the needs of at-risk youth

LatinaLista — Next month, First Lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown of Chicago to address various business and community leaders concerned with the increasing rise in violence among the Windy City’s youth. The White House reports that Mrs. Obama will be asking the audience to invest in ‘expanded opportunities’ for youth across Chicago.

New report on teen pregnancy reveals encouraging trend

LatinaLista — A new report by the Guttmacher Institute on the rate of teen pregnancies underscores an emerging norm for teenage girls — sexually active but more using contraceptives during their first time. U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions, 2008: State Trends by Age, Race and Ethnicity offers the most up-to-date statistics state-by-state on teen

Online voter registration a hit with young California voters, as well as, not having party preference

LatinaLista — As the nation prepares to swear in Barack Obama as the 45th US President, he will have the distinction of being the 15th Democrat (of those presidents specifically identified as Democrats) to hold the highest office in the country. But a new study on young voters in California highlights a possible change when

New report finds Latino and African American young people most disconnected from jobs and school in this bad economy

LatinaLista — Being a teen — stuck in those in-between years when you’re not really an adult but sure don’t feel like a kid — is harder than ever. It used to be that anyone over the age of 16, who wasn’t in school, could at least find a job. Not anymore. The global economic

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