ERIC Number: ED485937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Moving Youth from Risk to Opportunity. KIDS COUNT 2004 Essay
Annie E. Casey Foundation
This essay, taken from the 2004 KIDS COUNT Data Book, focuses on the issues surrounding America's most at-risk young adults. For most American youth, the transition to adulthood inspires a mix of excitement and high anxiety. There is excitement about taking steps to realize emerging dreams, aspirations, and possibilities. Yet there is anxiety about making the right choices, seizing the right opportunities, and navigating the predictable crises of confidence that are an inevitable part of growing up. This document analyses a group of teens in foster care; youth involved in the juvenile justice system, teens who have children of their own; and youth who never finished high school.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.