Why the Well-Being of Youth is Vital for the future of the US

“Health underpins every aspect of adolescent development: without health the transitions through education to employment, civic engagement and parenthood will fail.”

George Patton,
Professor of adolescent health research, University of Melbourne.

  • Who knows youth better than youth? The Index highlights the need for closer attention to youth satisfaction and aspirations, increasing youth participation, and elevating youth voices.
  • Policies and programs aimed at serving young people or improving youth outcomes are more effective and impactful when designed in consultation with them.
  • Transparent and responsive institutions, supportive communities, and strong peer networks are necessary components in fostering youth capacity, creating opportunity, improving satisfaction and advancing overall youth well-being.



Founder & Executive Director of Give Us The Foor, non-profit For Teens — By Teens — more to read on valeriegrisonblog.com

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