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Let's face it, young people are often overlooked. I guess adults don't remember that it's frustrating to be ignored. Young people have some really brilliant ideas, but if no one pays attention, there's no way for them to be heard. That's why adults need to let young people be more involved and have a greater say in how things work.

- Zach, ACT Youth Network

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Featured Resources
This newly updated web page provides selected statistics on adolescent sexual health, including sexual orientation; romantic relationships and sexual experience; condoms and contraceptives; risky behaviors; pregnancy, abortion, and birth rates; and STDs, including HIV.
How can educators set the stage for critical thinking? In this article, Beth Mastro discusses inquiry-based instruction, an approach that goes beyond simply conveying information.
Identity development is a central task of adolescent development. This section of the Toolkit provides links to resources on identity development, including the dimensions of ethnicity/race, gender, and sexual orientation.
Young people's progress toward goals may be helped or hindered by their "mindsets." In this article, Kristen Elmore discusses the research into "growth" and "fixed" mindsets as it applies to adolescents.
This section of our youth site helps young people consider their capacity to become leaders for change in organizations and communities.
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