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Action Teams Leaderboards Are Up; Are You on Them?

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Action Teams Leaderboards Are Up; Are You on Them?

NYRA's Action Teams have been going strong since January, and the teams leaderboards for the first two months of 2009 have been posted to the NYRA Forums! Action Teams are a way for everyone, including those who don't have much time or money, or who ...

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16 to Vote in Florida?

NYRA of Southeast Florida is pushing hard for youth rights; their proposal to lower the voting age to 16 in Florida is moving closer to becoming reality. The chapter is currently working with legislators in order to gain support for lowering the voting age. According ...

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More Success for Student Rights Union

The Zionsville Student Rights Union in central Indiana has certainly not been taking a break from their work for student rights, and continues to make progress. Most of the changes the ZSRU proposed for the student handbook at their school, including changes protecting students' rights ...

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Help NYRA Win $10,000!

The 2009 NYRAthon is here, and this year's NYRAthon brings a chance for the organization to win $10,000! Razoo.com, a fundraising website for nonprofits, is holding a contest to see which nonprofit organization can raise funds from the greatest number of donors during the month ...

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Juvenile Injustice

Great post the other day from NYRA Board of Advisors member, Robert Epstein: Juvenile Injustice: The Scandal in Pennsylvania Is the Tip of an Ugly Iceberg

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The delay between the inarguable and the acted-upon

A closeted youth rights supporter, and professor at MIT, Scott Aaronson, has made a bold attempt to come out of the closet by debating the absurd position of youth rights opponents. Specifically pointing out the lack of a credible argument against lowering the voting age. ...

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Voices Unheard – A This I Believe essay

Last semester, I was assigned a This I Believe essay. This I Believe essays are short essays people write on their beliefs (duh) that are read on Sundays on National Public Radio. I submitted my essay to be reviewed for reading, but alas, it got ...

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Common Knowledge

Did you know that there are no kids out sledding in the snow we got in the past couple of days? Did you know that once spring is here, you'll be hard pressed to find a single child out riding a bike or playing soccer? ...

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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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