Month: May 2011

Our neighbors in Joplin

Since YVC's national office is based in Kansas City, we've all been thinking a lot about the tornado that devastated Joplin, MO, last week and the people whose lives were affected. We thought about them last Sunday when the news first reported that our neighbors a few...

Volunteer this summer to build experience

Teens with visions of flipping burgers or lifeguarding this summer may be left with no job and an empty wallet, if economists’ predictions for the teen job market are accurate. A record low one-in-four U.S. teenagers who are looking for a summer job are expected to be...

Guest Post: Q&A with Peter Levine of C.I.R.C.L.E.

  Many thanks to Peter Levine, an expert on youth civic engagement, for answering some questions for the YVC blog! Peter is Director of C.I.R.C.L.E. (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) and Research Director of Tufts...