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More Than Grades

Youth Development Today
More Than Grades
By Youth Development Today • Issue #19 • View online
In his 2017 article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Kent Pekel made it clear that the one key active ingredient in youth development is that of meaningful and lasting relationships. Decades of research support this view. Why, then, do our school systems generally ignore it?
Yuval Noah Harari (see below) argues that to succeed in the year 2050, young people will need to learn to reinvent themselves again and again. Are we preparing them that for that future? The articles in this issue offer some insights into how well.

Teen Mental Health and the Demise of Creative Subjects
How To Dial Back Stress For High-Achieving Kids
Decline in Well-Being and Increased Screen Time
The Educational Tyranny of the Neurotypicals
What Kids Need to Learn to Succeed in 2050
How to Challenge Growth in Young People
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