L.I.F.E. Coalition Study Released
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Comparative Analysis Study Released Indicates the US Lags Behind Most Countries in Prioritizing the Development of their Nation’s Youth
While youth leaders celebrate the creation of the first-ever Congressional caucus dedicated to youth issues, they also call on federal legislators to commit greater attention and resources for youth
WHAT: Youth leaders from cities across the country are converging on the Nation’s capitol to release a comparative analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago detailing USA’s lack of investment in youth development, and the negative effects thereof in comparison to other countries’ significant investment in youth, and the benefits it has brought to their nations. Youth leaders will also bring greater attention to the newly-created Congressional caucus for “Employing, Educating, and Empowering Youth,” and to advocate for a complimentary grassroots youth caucus composed of youth leaders from across the country to advise the congressional caucus on matters related to youth.
WHY: In the midst of partisan-deliberate politics taking attention away from critical issues of housing, employment, and education, youth leaders have come together to remind our federal legislators and the country, in general, that lives are not lost according to party affiliation. If greater investment is not placed in positively impacting the lives of youth, then the future of this country is at risk. Analysis of the policies and practices of member countries to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), of which the US is a member, indicates a strong correlation between youth investment and long-term national development.
WHO: Members of the National LIFE Coalition and the Generational Alliance
WHEN/WHERE: September 22, 2011
Press Conference-1pm (Area 10 Outside of Capitol Visitor's Center)
Briefing-2:30pm (Capitol Visitor's Center Auditorium & Atrium)
Check out the study here: http://argative.net/combined.pdf