Instead of sleeping in cabins, kids are building them, virtually, in the wildly popular video game Minecraft. Minecraft servers went down worldwide, which meant the camps had to shut down.
Back in 2000, Wayne County made some major changes to its juvenile probation system, making the program more therapeutic. Before reforms in Wayne County, the recidivism rate for juveniles was about six in ten kids. Now the recidivism rate is low — holding steady at around 16 percent.
The San Francisco Bay Area has always been a draw for International working for the summer. But after a tragedy this week in Berkeley that took the lives of 5 college students from Dublin, Ireland, young adults drawn to this area for school or work are feeling unsettled.
Over 100 teenagers in California spent a recent Saturday asking adults to buy them alcohol. An outbreak of underage drinking? Nope– just the opposite. These kids gave up their time to serve as Youth Decoys in the middle of a sting.
While my friends are trying to decide between movies and a house party on Friday night, I’m weighing a completely different option in my head. Should I even risk going out?
Youth Radio’s Ashley Williams attends a family funeral but most of the “family” are complete strangers.
I followed the Trayvon Martin case from day one. I read countless articles, social commentary, and notes on the trial. When the case finally came to a close I was deeply shocked– but not by the verdict.
After watching the Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson trials, I had already guessed Zimmerman would be found not guilty, because the evidence was not “beyond a reasonable doubt.” I was not surprised by the outcome of the case, but rather the reaction it drew from the public.