JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
img

New Jersey’s Kyleigh’s Law Puts a Bullseye on Youth

img

New Jersey’s Kyleigh’s Law Puts a Bullseye on Youth

On May 1, a new law goes into effect in New Jersey that requires provisional drivers under 21 to put a red sticker on their license plate. The law, nicknamed Kyleigh's Law, after Kyleigh D'Alessio who died in a car accident in 2006, is purported ...

read more
img

The Board Election is Coming, Are You Ready?

NYRA’s annual Board of Directors election is quickly approaching, with the 2010 NYRA annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida soon to be upon us. More details about the annual meeting will be announced soon, but please start making plans now to attend. The event is ...

read more
img

Welcome Aboard NYRA-Austin Peeps4Change!

NYRA is pleased to welcome our newest chapter, NYRA-Austin: Peeps 4 Change. Based in Texas, this chapter is NYRA's first chapter led by a mother-son team. Co-founders Shanda & Dalton Scott intend for the chapter to work to ensure students get fair treatment and a ...

read more
img

The First Annual National Youth Rights Day was a Success!

We are pleased to have received a number of sponsoring member organizations for our first celebration of National Youth Rights Day, as well as future annual events to come, 16 groups altogether. The most successful and prominent live event occurred at our headquarters in Washington ...

read more
img

Thank you NYRA

I can't believe that my time as an intern at NYRA is already over. For more than three months now, the office of NYRA has not only been my internship, but to some extent my window into the everyday life of the United States. As ...

read more
img

#16tovote on the 16th – April 2010

The third #16tovote on the 16th has now gone by! Just like in February and March, we all got on Twitter and tweeted reasons, anecdotes, links, and whatever else supporting lowering the voting age, with the #16tovote hashtag. While not quite as many people participated ...

read more
img

Separating Ageism from Personal Growth

Katrina raised a very interesting question on the NYRA forum. One that everyone should consider and helps deepen our understanding of youth rights and the fight against ageism. Her question: When I think back about ten years or so, I can't help thinking that, of ...

read more
img

OUR BLOG

img

Calling B.S. on Ageism: What the Response to the Parkland Shooting Means for Youth Rights

Yet another reason we should lower the voting age The fallout from the Parkland shooting has brought the country’s attention to several facts that often go...

BY NYRA
img

Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
img

The Texas #16toVote Story

Bryce Hall is the current President of the 16toVote Texas chapter located in North Richland Hills. Read more about what his group is doing here. One...

BY Bryce Hall
img

Uh, About that Teenaged Brain …

In the 1970’s, feminist Gloria Steinem wrote a famous essay considering ways the world might be different if men menstruated and women did not. Among other...

BY Bill Bystricky
img

Youth Rights 101, Part 7: Behind the Wheel

This is part of the Youth Rights 101 series. Please check out Youth Rights 101: Introduction for the rest of the series and more information. Aren't...

BY Katrina Moncure
img

Reimagining Youth Rights from a Rural Perspective – Kathleen Nicole O’Neal

When we discuss youth rights we tend to do it from the default perspective of someone in an urban or suburban community. For those who spent...

BY Kathleen O'Neal
img

Hastings SonicScreen Silenced

The brief but controversial life of the proposed SonicScreen in Hastings, MN has ended. The SonicScreen is how the Mosquito device that NYRA defeated last fall...

BY NYRA
img

A Letter To The Owner of Proof Restaurant

Dear Sir, My name is Dave Moss and about a year ago I, along with fellow members of the National Youth Rights Association, led a successful...

BY Dave Moss
img

Montgomery County Curfew Hearing

On July 12, I heard the distressing news that Montgomery County, MD, where I've lived my whole life, has proposed a youth curfew. Two weeks later,...

BY Katrina Moncure
View More
img

Calling B.S. on Ageism: What the Response to the Parkland Shooting Means for Youth Rights

Yet another reason we should lower the voting age The fallout from the Parkland shooting has brought the country’s attention to several facts that often go...

BY NYRA
img

Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
View More