youth ˈyüth a young person youth 15 to 24 years of age
Nearly half of the world's population is under the age of 25 .
There are more than 200 youth organisations worldwide .
some 10 million are living with HIV . Of the over 1 billion youth worldwide ,
Not all cases are caused by reckless sexual behaviour; sex education is key amongst young brides.
ages 15-24 Females continue to develop physically til age 18 and males, age 21. Humans reach sexual maturity between the ages of 12 and 15. Psychological development, however, occurs throughout one’s life cycle. 15-24 is the period when most humans begin to define their personal and social identities .
ages 15-24 Age compression has introduced new issues between sexual maturity and psychological immaturity. But change is the only constant. What are these issues?
youths can be the most powerful group of people in the world. Alexander the Great was 16 when he founded his first colony Joan of Arc was barely 20 when she was executed for her heroism. Mary Shelley published Frankenstein when she was 19 years old. Cho Seung-Hui was 21 when he shot dead 32 people in Virginia Tech U. Meridian JC students aged 17-18 successfully petitioned to have a one-way turnstile removed from the school’s back gate. what will you do? Usain Bolt was 22 when he won 3 Olympic gold medals.