Year: 2021

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Impacts on Youth when Involved in Sports Programs: Life-Long Benefits

At Remember Youth Fund, we strive to engage adolescent individuals in after-school programs, ranging from inspirational art clubs to physical sporting activities. Both programs benefit students in ways that go deeper than creating beautiful portraits or scoring a winning goal. Specifically, research shows that increased activity in sports grants a lifetime’s worth of advantages. According …

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More Than Just Violence Prevention: Why After School Programs are Imperative

From the YMCA of Cincinnati, Ohio: “REASONS TO JOIN AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM There are endless reasons to join an afterschool program. They present a healthy and safe environment with educational resources so students can thrive. They also provide a community of friends and a support system that will not let them falter or fail. These …

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Catching up: how do we reach out to the youth left behind by the impacts of COVID-19?

Whilst variants of COVID-19 continue to mutate and spread, countries with higher levels of vaccination (predominantly the more economically developed countries) are ‘opening up’. What does it mean to open up? Weddings are back on with larger guest counts, domestic tourism is soaring, and in some places schools can drop mask mandates and distancing, to …

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High rates of Black children Detained in Maryland

During a momentously challenging period in the USA, there are various epidemics that began long before 2020. One such epidemic is the US prison (or Corrections) system, which has seen years of mass incarceration, privatisation, scandals of prisoners working at near-slavery pay rates and minority groups being vastly over-represented within the prison population. Maryland is …

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Beyond Masks: the impact of COVID-19 on the young

COVID-19 is often thought of as disproportionately affecting the elderly. Medically speaking, that is accurate: but there are of course wider effects that are intergenerational. There are also effects of the pandemic, and particularly of the incurring lockdowns, which disproportionately affect the young. What are the effects of COVID-19 on children and adolescents? In a …

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