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Young People Speak Out And Address the Nation on Day 100 of Biden Administration

On April 30, 2021, young people are making their voices and priorities heard.

 

WASHINGTON DC, April 30, 2021 — Today, on the 100th day of the Biden-Harris administration, Youth Action Hour premiered their first-ever event Young People Address the Nation

In a one-hour video special, 30 youth-serving organizations have joined forces to speak out about the key priorities of young people at this pivotal turning point in our country. Young People Address the Nation focuses on analyzing the effectiveness of Biden’s first 100 days from a youth perspective and presents the key priorities of young people across the nation. 

The video special showcases more than 30 youth leaders and artists who share their insights and experiences, including around youth engagement across the federal government. The event includes an overview of the Biden administration’s first 100 days and what a post-COVID 19 economic recovery entails. The virtual event ends with a powerful State of the Youth Address featuring a dozen youth leaders who share the state of the union and their hopes across the next year. Music and live storytelling by young people are also be featured.

“Our Young People Address the Nation event showcases the power of matching our organizing efforts with narratives. This is a powerful youth-led, intergenerational, and cross-movement space that elevates and centers diverse young people and the priorities that we’re pushing towards,” said Dillon Bernard, Project Director of Youth Action Hour.

The video special is available to be viewed any time on and after April 30th, with a live watch party led by youth leaders on April 30th at 7 pm EDT on www.live.youthactionhour.org.

Youth Action Hour is a youth-led monthly video series focused on amplifying the power of youth leaders across the country. Youth Action Hour creates and promotes content at the intersection of education, policy, and advocacy. Youth Action Hour’s April 30th event curates solutions-oriented conversations and perspectives from youth leaders with the goal of primarily engaging BIPOC youth. 

“Our goal is to allow young people to watch Youth Action Hour and realize that local and national advocacy is not as difficult to participate in as it often seems,” said Cailin Lansang, Content Producer of Youth Action Hour. “We have the power to fight for change across the local, state, and federal levels. Our goal is to empower young people to do that.”

The video special is hosted by Tarina Ahuja and Malick Mercier. Speakers include Adam Ashley, Karla Bernal, Wisdom Cole, Jocelyn Gama, Maya Green, Armonee Jackson, Connor Kalāhiki, Amadeos Oyagata, Kadesha Mitchell, Andy (Endi) Montalvo-Martinez, Jonathan Nguyen, Duy Pham, Kimberly Pham, James Piazza, Lyric Sellers, Elliott Smith, and Joseph Yusuf. Performers include Aniya Butler, Autumn Eve Jones, Glesaidys Eve, Jessica Lin, and Naomi. Special contributors to the event include Camila Pena-Marte and Joseph Yusuf.

Youth Action Hour partners include A New Deal for Youth, Alliance for Youth Action, American Youth Policy Forum, Aspen Institute Forum For Community Solutions, BridgeUSA, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), Common Defense, Content By Us, Corridor Community Action Network, Future Coalition, MyPath, NAACP Youth & College Division, National Youth Employment Coalition, Opportunity Youth United, Our Climate Voices, Policy Initiatives Institute, Power Shift Network, Pride In Running, Revolution Coalition, The Center for Native American Youth, The Forum for Youth Investment/SparkAction, The Greater Good Initiative, Think of Us, Trellis, and Youth Jobs Connect.

The video special is available to watch here.

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About Youth Action Hour

Youth Action Hour is a youth-led media platform focused on amplifying the power of youth leaders across the country. Youth Action Hour produces short-form content at the intersection of education, policy, and advocacy. Through social media, its flagship segment The Future We Need, and an interactive town hall series, Youth Action Hour empowers our audience to take meaningful actions to mobilize our communities.

For more information, visit youthactionhour.org.

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