State of our Nation's Youth In the News

Economic concerns lessen optimism

Reading Eagle
December 2, 2008

Each year the Horatio Alger Association surveys teens between the ages of 13 to 19 in the State of Our Nation’s Youth survey.

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Survey: Those who use Internet the most get lower grades

Reading Eagle
December 2, 2008

I am apart of the generation born with a mouse in one hand, so I cannot help but find it a tad obvious that the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans’ State of Our Nation’s Youth survey shows teenagers use the internet more than ever.

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Study shows teens are no fans of athletes who use steroids

Reading Eagle
December 2, 2008

According to the recent “State of Our Nation’s Youth” survey, only four percent of teens consider an athlete to be their role model.

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Global Warming: Serious problem or minor concern?

Reading Eagle
December 2, 2008

In the State of Our Nation’s Youth survey Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc. surveyed the youth of America about several important issues including global warming.

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Local Girl on Panel to Discuss Future of Peers

Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star
August 17, 2008

At only 14, Anjelika Blackman has no problem talking about the tough stuff: global warming, social responsibility, the presidential election. In fact, she can do it in front of a roomful of cameras and journalists, as she did earlier this month on a panel composed of smart teens from around the country.

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What's on youths' minds? Ask Livermore teen

Tri-Valley Herald
August 7, 2008

A Livermore High School senior got a taste of the national spotlight earlier this month when he participated in the State of Our Nation's Youth news conference in Washington, D.C.

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State of Our Nation's Youth Television Coverage

CSPAN
August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Television Coverage

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August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Television Coverage

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August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Television Coverage

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August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Radio Coverage

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August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Radio Coverage

KIRO-AM 710
August 5, 2008
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State of Our Nation's Youth Radio Coverage

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August 5, 2008
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August 5, 2008
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What is the State of our Nation's Youth?

ABC15.com
August 5, 2008

Confident or carefree? Ambitious or apathetic? What is the state of America's youth? A fresh look at how young Americans view themselves, the country, and the quality of their education among other things, will be released Tuesday.

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Academic Pressure on Rise for Teens, Poll Finds

Education Week
August 5, 2008

High school students are more pessimistic about the future of the country and feeling more stress over grades, compared with their counterparts earlier this decade, but are still confident about their own futures, according to a report released today.

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Many teenagers pessimistic about country's future

Medill Reports
August 5, 2008

With the ongoing Iraq war, slumping U.S. economy and rising gas prices, America's teenagers are feeling weighed down. Just 53 percent of students age 13 to 19 are optimistic about the direction the U.S. is heading, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit education group. The findings represented a 22-percentage-point drop from 2003, when three-quarters of teenagers said in a similar survey they were hopeful about the nation's future.

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The Kids Are Alright, But The World Isn't

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 5, 2008

Here is a survey conducted by Peter Hart Associates for the Horatio Alger Association with some interesting findings. Horatio Alger commissions this "State of Our Nation's Youth" study regularly, and while the survey isn't nearly large as others such as the High School Survey of Student Engagement, it offers patterns of student habits and attitudes.

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Many teenagers pessimistic about country's future

Politico
August 5, 2008

With the ongoing Iraq war, slumping U.S. economy and rising gas prices, America's teenagers are feeling weighed down.

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Noteworthy

Omaha World-Herald
August 2, 2008

Sarah Barrett of Lincoln is one of six high school students nationwide selected to participate in the 10th annual State of Our Nation's Youth press conference.

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Study: Teens Feel More Pressured to Achieve Academically

Education Daily
James Michael Brodie
August 7, 2008

America’s teenagers are less satisfied with the direction of the county and say they are feeling more pressure to succeed in high school and beyond, but they remain overwhelmingly optimistic about their abilities, according to The State of Our Nation’s Youth 2009-2009.

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