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Do Youth Programs Really Work?

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Youth Programs

Youth programs are an effective means of guiding children into better habits and lifestyle choices.

There is some debate over the effectiveness of youth programs that has led some to wonder whether or not they’re a viable option in curbing poverty and violence in low-income communities. The good news is that most research indicates that young people who are around opportunities for positive encounters engage in far less violence or risky behavior and ultimately have better transitions into adulthood. Youth programs are intended to engage young people in productive and constructive ways that will help better them and their communities, but how well do they really work?

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Does Climate Change Impact the Homeless?

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Homeless

It may not seem like climate change would have an impact on the homeless, but the reality is much more startling.

America has been experiencing some strange weather lately. Between patches of California getting hotter than they have in a long time and the hurricanes that are sweeping up the South, we’ve seen the clear and distinct impacts that climate change can have on the weather. It makes a difference in each of our daily lives, and while we have many modern amenities to help combat the changing weather patterns, those who don’t have access to such resources are truly feeling it. When we talk about climate change, it’s critical that we think about everyone it’s impacting–and that includes the homeless population.

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Taking a Look at Tech Innovations That Are Tackling World Hunger

Monday, June 12th, 2017
Hunger

World hunger has long been a difficult task to tackle but there are some tech experts out there helping solve the problem.

World hunger has always been a difficult subject to tackle–some falsely believe that hunger only impacts those overseas, when the reality is that we still have very serious problems with hunger facing cities across America. Mobilizing to take on world hunger has proven to be an incredibly difficult task, but there are those out there seeking to make it easier and more streamlined. These big tech innovations are helping us combat world hunger and keep people fed.

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