September 13 marked the premiere of the new Downloads section of the NYRA homepage. As of the unveiling, 116 files were available. Users are invited to add their own documents to this resource, sharing valuable information with peers in the Youth Rights movement. Current sections include Papers & Research, Flyers & Handouts, Activist Toolkit, Audio, You(th)Tube (videos), Promotional Items, and Web Promotional Items. Flyers and other customizable documents are available in their original form, ready to be tailored to users’ needs. Since the section went live there have been 811 total downloads from the section. The most popular file is a study done by researchers Thomas S. Dee and William N. Evans that shows there was no positive effect on drunk driving from raising the drinking age to 21.
Recent additions include a youth rights collage for desktop backgrounds, a study showing juvenile’s competence to stand trial, an mp3 composition about Tranquility Bay, and a voting age talking points handout.