Youth http://nhpr.org en AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce-0 <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 04:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 43973 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce Child And Family Advocate Reflects On Decades Of Progress And Challenges http://nhpr.org/post/child-and-family-advocate-reflects-decades-progress-and-challenges <p>For more than 27 years, <strong>Mike Ostrowski</strong> has served as president of <a href="http://www.cfsnh.org/" target="_blank">Child and Family Services of New Hampshire</a>, an organization that serves some 15,000 children and families in New Hampshire each year.</p><p>He’s stepping down from that role as the year comes to a close, but before he does he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson in the studio to share some of what he’s learned on the job.</p><p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 41624 at http://nhpr.org For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home http://nhpr.org/post/struggling-youth-webster-house-second-home-0 <p><a href="http://www.websterhousenh.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Webster House</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a children's home in Manchester that has been in operation since 1884, caring for youth who are unable to live at home.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gabrielle Dante came to The Webster House when she was in her mid-teens. She had been experiencing problems at home and at school, and was struggling to overcome an eating disorder.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 05:47:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39389 at http://nhpr.org For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices http://nhpr.org/post/raymond-coalition-steers-youth-toward-smart-choices-0 <p><a href="http://rcfy.org" target="_blank">The Raymond Coalition for Youth</a> is committed to helping kids make healthy choices and form positive habits. Through its "Youth Action" program, the Coalition empowers teenagers, like Kirsten Roman, to involve themselves in community outreach.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I was really interested in helping out the community more, and to help my peers make good choices," says Roman. "We focus on positive choice: not doing drugs or alcohol; eating healthy and exercising."</span></p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:41:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 39388 at http://nhpr.org The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters http://nhpr.org/post/finding-friends-and-mentors-through-big-brothers-big-sisters-0 <p><a href="http://www.bbbs.org/" target="_blank">Big Brothers/Big Sisters Alliance</a> of New Hampshire matches kids with caring mentors.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lexi was matched with her "big sister" Sarah Danforth, and the two regularly spend time together. Lexi’s three sisters each have "big sisters," too. Sometimes, all eight of them get together--for a swim, for a cookout, for a game night.</span></p><p>Danforth joined the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program because she wanted to enable her match to see and do things she may not have an opportunity to otherwise.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 37648 at http://nhpr.org Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters AMC Trains The Future Workforce http://nhpr.org/post/amc-trains-future-workforce <p>The <a href="http://www.outdoors.org/conservation/trails/volunteer/index.cfm" target="_blank">Appalachian Mountain Club</a> works with <a href="http://www.nh-jag.org/" target="_blank">Jobs for America’s Graduates</a> (JAG), providing summer work opportunities to North Country students. Students learn about trail stewardship and conservation, and gain practical job skills. Cory Arsenault and Samantha Roux were part of a crew doing trail work.</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter, Lois Shea & Andrew Parrella 34676 at http://nhpr.org AMC Trains The Future Workforce Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The New Hampshire Boat Musuem http://nhpr.org/post/building-sense-accomplishment-new-hampshire-boat-musuem <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#232323">The <a href="http://www.nhbm.org/programs-for-youth-family-adults/youth-family-adult-boat-building/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Boat Museum</a> in Wolfeboro is a showplace for antique boats and New Hampshire’s boating history. The museum also runs summer boat-building workshops for kids. The two week program offers area youth the chance to build a canoe, a kayak or a skiff.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 34337 at http://nhpr.org Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The New Hampshire Boat Musuem Only The Young Premieres On PBS http://nhpr.org/post/only-young-premieres-pbs <p>In Santa Clarita, a town in southern California, there’s not much to do. The documentary feature <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085888/"><em>Only the Young</em> </a>focuses on several teens who live there and follows them as they navigate growing up amongst the foreclosed homes and drained swimming pools that form the landscape of their youth. <em>Only the Young</em> <a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/onlytheyoung/">premieres tonight as part of PBS’s POV series</a>. <strong>Jason Tippet </strong>and<strong> Elizabeth Mims </strong>produced and directed the film, and Elizabeth Mims joined us from KUT in Austin. Also with us was<strong> Kevin Conway</strong>, one of the subjects of the film.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:00:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31201 at http://nhpr.org Only The Young Premieres On PBS For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home http://nhpr.org/post/struggling-youth-webster-house-second-home <p><a href="http://www.websterhousenh.org/" target="_blank">The Webster House</a> is a children's home in Manchester that has been in operation since 1884, caring for youth who are unable to live at home.<br /><br />Gabrielle Dante came to The Webster House when she was in her mid-teens. She had been experiencing problems at home and at school, and was struggling to overcome an eating disorder.</p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 25816 at http://nhpr.org For Struggling Youth, The Webster House A Second Home The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices http://nhpr.org/post/raymond-coalition-steers-youth-toward-smart-choices <p><a href="http://rcfy.org" target="_blank">The Raymond Coalition for Youth</a> is committed to helping kids make healthy choices and form positive habits.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Through its "Youth Action" program, the Coalition empowers teenagers, like Kirsten Roman, to involve themselves in community outreach.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I was really interested in helping out the community more, and to help my peers make good choices," says Roman. "We focus on positive choice: not doing drugs or alcohol; eating healthy and exercising."</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 25809 at http://nhpr.org The Raymond Coalition Steers Youth Toward Smart Choices Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts http://nhpr.org/post/discovering-expression-through-dance-moco-arts <p><a href="http://www.moco.org/" target="_blank">MoCo Arts</a> wants to change people's lives through creative expression and exposure to the arts. One of its students, Peter Fedrizzi, started dancing when he was 13, after a friend suggested he might have a natural ability for it.</p> Sat, 25 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 24951 at http://nhpr.org Discovering Expression Through Dance At MoCo Arts Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters http://nhpr.org/post/finding-friends-and-mentors-through-big-brothers-big-sisters <p><a href="http://www.bbbs.org/" target="_blank">Big Brothers/Big Sisters Alliance</a> of New Hampshire matches kids with caring mentors.</p><p>Lexi was matched with her "big sister" Sarah Danforth, and the two regularly spend time together. Lexi’s three sisters each have "big sisters," too. Sometimes, all eight of them get together--for a swim, for a cookout, for a game night.</p><p>Danforth joined the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program because she wanted to enable her match to see and do things she may not have an opportunity to otherwise.</p> Sat, 04 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 25797 at http://nhpr.org Finding Friends And Mentors Through Big Brothers Big Sisters "Girl Model": A Journey of Deceipt and Exploitation http://nhpr.org/post/girl-model-journey-deceipt-and-exploitation <p>The dream of “being discovered” is on parade at a casting call in Novosibirsk, one of several Siberian cities that supply the pre-adolescent, doe-eyed, “Russian look” models most desired by the Japanese fashion market. Ashley Arbaugh<a href="http://www.noahmodels.com/" target="_blank"> scours&nbsp;rural beauty pageants </a>for girls,&nbsp;typically poor, mostly looking for a way out, and sends them off to Tokyo. That journey, marked by deceit and exploitation, is the subject of “Girl Model”, a documentary feature by <strong>David Redmon </strong>and <strong>Ashley Sabin. </strong>Together, David and Ashley have produced, directed and edited seven documentary feature films. Their latest,<a href="http://www.pbs.org/pov/girlmodel/" target="_blank"> “Girl Model,” makes its broadcast premiere </a>on PBS’s acclaimed POV&nbsp;series on Sunday.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 24044 at http://nhpr.org "Girl Model": A Journey of Deceipt and Exploitation The Young And The Jobless http://nhpr.org/post/young-and-jobless <p>The International Labor Organization – or ILO -- announced last week that global unemployment has dipped to its lowest level since December 2008. However, the numbers don’t look nearly as promising for young people. An estimated 75 million people in the 15-to-24 range will be unemployed this year.&nbsp; The ILO warns that if these trends continue, a generation will be scarred by economic disadvantage.&nbsp; <strong>Mona Mourshed </strong>is Education Director &nbsp;for the McKinsey Center for Government , which is <a href="http://www.good.is/posts/infographic-three-critical-intersections-from-education-to-employment" target="_blank">studying youth unemployment</a>. Mona is co-author of the McKinsey&nbsp; report: <em>“<a href="http://mckinseyonsociety.com/education-to-employment/report/" target="_blank">Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works</a>.”</em></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:52:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23535 at http://nhpr.org The Young And The Jobless How Do Repeat Military Deployments Affect Servicemembers' Children? http://nhpr.org/post/how-do-repeat-military-deployments-affect-servicemembers-children <p>Later this week 110 members of the New Hampshire Army National Guard will mobilize in support of combat operations in Afghanistan. The 237th Military Police Company will train in Texas for several months before departing to Khost Province.</p><p>77 of the soldiers are deploying for the first time. But others are on their second and third; one is one his fifth deployment.</p><p>It’s those repeated deployments that have been a signature of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and a researcher at UNH, they could take a toll on servicemembers’ families.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:14:09 +0000 Brady Carlson 21418 at http://nhpr.org