Youth voice has always been vital to social and political change in America. From the civil rights marches in Selma that we remember this month to recent presidential elections, youth voice has the power to change the course of the nation.
Flashback to when you were just starting university, completely lost and confused about what to do with your life and trying to answer always burning "what are you going to do after graduation" question.
On the key issue of why a young person would leave school without a diploma, researchers found that 25 different factors were mentioned over and over again, with abuse, homelessness and time in juvenile detention topping the list.
We are on the doorstep of a new era in politics -- one where young people matter. This week six U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced Senate Resolution 608 supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.