Jobs are hard to come by in Appalachia, and chances are slim that I can stay here and be successful at the same time.
Four teens reflect on how race and class played a role in their summer employment. Read our latest for The New York Times’ Race/Related newsletter.
“Back when my sister had an after-school job, she kept all the money for herself. I have to use my paycheck to help with groceries and rent.”
I’ve always seen moving out on my own as a marker of adulthood, but for me, the cost outweighs the benefits.
The apartment where I live in Emeryville is really swanky. But despite the on-site gym and pool minutes from my front door, I can’t wait until I can afford to move out.
Given the rising cost of housing throughout the country, what protections should young people receive to protect them from homelessness
For the first time, there are as many Millenials as there are baby boomers– so young people are in a position to make a real difference in this election. How should political candidates engage effectively with young voters? What would be your words of advice to the front-runners who want so badly to appeal to youth?
I went out looking for teens in an unscientific search to see if they are hanging out at the mall. I didn’t have much luck.
The online video sharing site YouTube is this generation’s MTV. Artists like Gotye and Psy have found mainstream success when their videos go viral. Yet the site is dominated by amateurs covering other people’s songs – from toddlers chirping The Beatles to teens tackling Led Zeppelin.