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200 Youth Strong: Because Your Voice Matters

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200 Youth Strong: Because Your Voice Matters

  1. 1. 200 Youth Strong Because Your Voice Matters!
  2. 2. • Coro New York Leadership Center is New York City's premier leadership program. • We run seven leadership programs in NYC, including two youth programs. • We have over 2,000 alumni, in many different fields, working for the future of NYC.
  3. 3. Guiding Question • What do you think are the important youth issues that Mayor Elect de Blasio and his staff should address?
  4. 4. One Word • What is the one word that describes the most important issue for youth in NYC today? – education? transportation? the environment? employment? college?
  5. 5. What Are the Issues?
  6. 6. College and Career Readiness • Graduation rates have increased to over 60%. • Nearly 75% of students enrolling in CUNYs must take remedial courses. • Just 24% of full-time CUNY students receive degrees within six years of entering college.
  7. 7. Juvenile Justice • More than 80% of male youth offenders were rearrested within three years. • Over 90% of murder victims and perpetrators are black or Latino • Access to juvenile justice programs result in lower re-arrest rates.
  8. 8. Youth Employment • Funding for youth employment programs declined during the last administration. • Youth age 16-21 have an unemployment rate of 19%, the highest in the city. • Just over half of youth who accessed job development programs to search for a job were successful.
  9. 9. Physical and Mental Health • 26% of NYC have experienced bullying in school, with 90% of LGBT students reporting bullying. • More than half of students with a dating history experienced dating violence. • Victims of dating violence more frequently report poor health and self-esteem.
  10. 10. What Do You Think? • Turn to two to three people around you and discuss: – Which of the four issues presented most affect us? – What issues did the presenters leave out?
  11. 11. Coro New York Leadership Center Ladder of Inference INTERVENTION I take action based on my interpretations and beliefs INTERPRETATION I add assumptions and draw conclusions from my observations The Reflexive Loop (our beliefs affect what data we will select next time) OBSERVATION Experiences and actions that are described exactly as witnessed (as if filmed) 13
  12. 12. To Learn More: Like us on Facebook! Go to: www.coronewyork.org

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