The 2012 State of Our Nation’s Youth Survey Press Conference

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., in conjunction with its research partners, Hart Research Associates, and NORC at the University of Chicago, is proud to announce the successful completion of the 2012-2013 State of Our Nation's Youth Survey. The 2012 survey focuses on identifying factors that are thought to be causing the decreasing number of students completing college today, such as accessibility to college education, the recent growth of student loan debt and the affordability of college. The survey includes responses from 1,500 young people between the ages of 14 and 23, the largest population sample in the survey's history.

The Horatio Alger Association hosted a press conference to announce the results in the Newseum’s Knight Studio at 10:00 a.m. on August 8th, 2012.

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The 2012-2013 State of Our Nation’s Youth report is available by clicking the image.

2012-2013 State of Our Nation’s Youth Press Release

2012-2013 State of Our Nation’s Youth Press Conference

Mr. Peter D. Hart, Founder of Hart Research Associates, served as the press conference moderator and discussed the survey findings with a panel of young survey respondents. The survey is part of the Horatio Alger Association’s growing research initiative focused on identifying key challenges facing American youth. The results help to inform the Association’s educational programs in support of resilient and determined young people at-risk.

To find out more about our six student panelists, please click here.

For more information about Hart Research Associates, please click here.

To view Mr. Peter D. Hart’s biography, please click here.

To learn more about Mr. Allan Rivlin of Peter Hart Research Associates, please click here.

For more information about NORC from the University of Chicago, please click here.

To download the full report of the 2008 State of Our Nation’s Youth survey, please click here.