Youth articles

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

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