Sarah Kremer's Friends for Youth Mentoring Institute e-newsletter always has helpful information and links to webinars. The following article excerpt was posted in her July newsletter. Check out the entire newsletter or just skip to the article below.
"WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2013?"
"BETHESDA, MD — June 11, 2013 — Imagine a senior class of 100. They’re the product of their genetic predispositions, their families, their communities, and all of the opportunities (or lack of opportunities) they’ve encountered since birth. They’ve made both good choices and not-so-good ones. They’re on the threshold of adulthood. But what do we really know about them and what does their future hold?"
"Child Trends, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center on children and youth issues, examined a range of available statistics to provide this portrait of the high school class of 2013:
- 89 are covered by health insurance.
- 71 have experienced physical assault; 28 have been victimized sexually; 32 have experienced some form of child maltreatment."