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Posts Tagged: Youth
Let’s think about “forever young” literally and the characteristics we all try to teach our children about how to be a good person. Presumably, we can take these same characteristics with us as adults. Here are some to consider.
The dawn of the millennials is coming for the federal workforce. Four out of ten federal workers will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, according to OPM director Katherine Archuleta. Meaning that someone has to fill those spots – and it will be the millennials. Does this mean the face of theRead… Read more »
As a high school graduate, nothing made more of an impact on my life than my days of Youth In Government. There were debates to be had and friends to be made as we made our way into senior year. However, once I graduated, I found a stunning lack of the interest in my peersRead… Read more »
Surgeon General’s Video Contest: Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It winners announced. Yesterday, Dr. Regina Benjamin (U.S. Surgeon General) announced and chatted live with contest winners on Twitter. There were many great submissions, and we thank all of the young Americans who took part in the contest to help make the next generation tobacco free. Learn moreRead… Read more »
It’s an exciting time of year…we are gearing up to welcome our next class of USG-funded international high school exchange students. Wanted to bring to your attention the importance of youth exchange and the rewarding opportunities of hosting these future leaders from around the world. This DipNote blog says it all… Posted by J. AdamRead… Read more »
Nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood. The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report released today focuses on the problem of tobacco use among youth and young adults, its causes, and the effective strategies to prevent young people from ever starting. Learn more and share this CDC Feature article.
The second in my series of articles on the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps – an example of government at its best, preparing youth for the future. Year after year we tell park staff – the Youth Conservation Corps crew will get more done than you expect. Even parks that have had crews yearRead… Read more »
Youth Suicidal Behavior — Fact Sheet – Prevention of Youth Suicides and Suicidal Behavior SOURCE: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-335.pdf Youth suicidal behavior is a significant national problem. The extent of suicidal behavior — including thoughts of and plans for suicide, nonfatal suicide attempts, and suicide deaths — is shown below. Yet, as with soRead… Read more »
With tea partiers running around the country talking about the evils of government, I love to point out when government does really great things. In it’s ninth year, our Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps is a very good thing. Here is a post I wrote for our blog. It probably doesn’t make sense toRead… Read more »