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Making education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.
Seeking to nurture learner-centered secondary education models that equip economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills and attributes so that they have the opportunity to make decisions appropriate for their lives.
MacArthur supports juvenile justice reform in 35 states and aims to accelerate a national juvenile justice reform movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety.
Seeking to expand the base of knowledge about juvenile crime and delinquency; to improve decision making in the current system; and to prepare the way for the next generation of reform.
Young adulthood is an overlooked era. Yet ages 18 to 30 is a time of profound change. This research network studies this developmental period, shedding light on what it means to become an adult in America.
Exploring the nature and extent of young people's use of digital communications tools, social media and the Internet, and how those tools influences their engagement with participatory politics
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