Youth articles

Latino teens reminded of dangers behind the wheel during National Teen Driver Safety Week

LatinaLista — There’s no surer sign of a teen on the fast track to adulthood than watching them behind the wheel. Once they’ve gotten their driver’s license, some teen drivers forget what they’ve learned in driver’s ed and instead emulate every bad driving role model they’ve seen — from what and who they see in

New poll and survey show a perfect storm on the horizon for DREAM Act passage

LatinaLista — If ever there was any doubt if the American people were in favor of or against the DREAM Act, a new poll should re-highlight the public’s sentiment on the issue. A national survey of registered voters’ views on immigration, commissioned by the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, found that the majority of Americans favor

More students of color taking SAT but more students not making the grade

LatinaLista — Even with the new economic reality that college costs are outpacing affordability for many Latino families, the dream of a college degree is still high on the priority list of many high school students. That’s according to the College Board’s latest report The SAT Report on College and Career Readiness 2012 which revealed

New report shows youth who don’t attend college less likely to be civically engaged

LatinaLista — A new study by the youth research organization, the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), finds that college not only makes a big difference in finding jobs with good salaries for young people but also serves as an entryway into civic engagement. According to CIRCLE, 40 percent of