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NYRA’s Annual Meeting Approaching

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NYRA’s Annual Meeting Approaching

NYRA's famous (or infamous) annual meeting is now less than two months away. The annual meeting is an opportunity to network with other NYRA members and youth rights supporters from across the country, plot the course of the organization over the year to come, and ...

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New Chapter in the Sunshine State to Focus on Voting Age

Jeff Nadel is the young, eloquent founder of NYRA's newest chapter, NYRA-Boca Raton. This chapter has just been approved in the last few weeks, but already looks very promising. Jeff has been talking with Alex Koroknay-Palicz, NYRA Executive Director, and together they have formed some ...

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Election for NYRA Board of Directors Begins July 2

Time is running out to become a candidate for NYRA Board of Directors; the election begins next month. There are currently 12 candidates for nine available seats. All it takes to run is a paid membership to NYRA and a passionate dedication to youth rights. ...

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Ralph Nader Comes Out in Support of the Youth Vote

In a bombshell article, presidential candidate Ralph Nader has come out strong in support of one of our most important goals: lowering the voting age to 16. Mr. Nader supported lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 during the Vietnam War, but he, like ...

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HR 5876 Before Congress to Stop Torture of Teens at Gulag Schools

Every day, young people are tortured or otherwise abused in "behavior modification facilities" or gulag schools, residential "treatment" facilities designed to set troubled and misbehaving teens on the straight and narrow. Young people at these facilities are beaten and subjected to other physical and sexual ...

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Too young to understand politics? No, not young enough.

While NYRA isn't in the business of generational warfare, we have seen our share of artillery barrages from older generational warriors.  So now and then it doesn't hurt to peak out from our trenches and fire back.  A fascinating new study gives us some nice ...

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Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008

What should be NYRA's and any other youth advocate's top priority now is HR 5876 (read full text here) Take action on the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008 here. Bill could give federal oversight to private clinics for children ...

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NYRA Launches New Website!

After months of hard work by NYRA's team of volunteers, we are pleased to finally unveil our brand new look! With a new logo, a new...

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#GivingTuesday coming up – triple your donation!

There's a very exciting opportunity coming up for us next week. On Tuesday, November 28th after 8 AM, the Gates Foundation is teaming up with Facebook...

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Support the New YouthRights.org!

NYRA's current website was redesigned in 2011 and while it looked great for the time, it is now dated in both style and function. The current...

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NYRA Twin Cities: From Start to Success

Hello, my name is Amy O’Connell, I am the chapter leader of NYRA Twin Cities. I started NYRA Twin Cities when I was in middle school....

BY Amy O'Connell
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NYRA-Broward County: Calling for New Members!

NYRA-Broward County has been active for several years now, mostly thanks to their President Elijah. Elijah has been interested in youth rights from a very young...

BY Jamie Delaney
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NYRA-Twin Cities: Going Strong!

NYRA-Twin Cities has been in operation for several years now. Amy O'Connell, President, has been leading the group for almost half a decade. Amy’s passion for...

BY Jamie Delaney
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Cole Harper – Summer Fellow Reflection

I became interested in the National Youth Rights Association through a passion in education reform. America’s education system is falling behind. A shocking amount of schooling...

BY Cole Harper
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Texas Vote16: Open for Business!

NYRA’s newest chapter operates out of North Richland Hills, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. The chapter was started by a group of 16 year olds,...

BY Jamie Delaney
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Jamie Delaney – Summer Fellow Reflection

It is a great honor to serve as a NYRA fellow and I am excited to help out as much as I can. Orientation was an...

BY Jamie Delaney
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NYRA Launches New Website!

After months of hard work by NYRA's team of volunteers, we are pleased to finally unveil our brand new look! With a new logo, a new...

BY NYRA
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#GivingTuesday coming up – triple your donation!

There's a very exciting opportunity coming up for us next week. On Tuesday, November 28th after 8 AM, the Gates Foundation is teaming up with Facebook...

BY NYRA
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Support the New YouthRights.org!

NYRA's current website was redesigned in 2011 and while it looked great for the time, it is now dated in both style and function. The current...

BY NYRA
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