By Marlon Marshall, Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director of Public Engagement for The White House, and Jen Mishory, Executive Director of Young Invincibles
“If you’re turning 26 this year, then you know that 1988 was more than just the year the movie Big premiered or that Michael Jackson sang Man in the Mirror—it’s the year you were born!” Read more here.
Young Invincibles’ Digital Outreach Manager and Texas-native Jessica Adair writes for the Burnt Orange Report about today’s hearing in the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, addressing those who currently fall in the state’s “coverage gap”:
“Newly appointed Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Charles Schwertner, is holding a hearing at the Capitol today on the state of health insurance in Texas. This hearing will set the tone for what’s bound to be a long debate over how to cover millions of uninsured Texans, while managing the cost of health care. Here’s how we got here, and here’s what you should keep in mind.” Read more here.
Young Invincibles’ Press Secretary Colin Seeberger kicks off our new monthly feature in emPower Magazine with a column on his experience with the complicated FAFSA form and how students facing the same problems can become involved in Young Invincibles’ Student Impact Project:
“This fall, over 13 million 18- to 24-year-oldsacross the country will go to college in pursuit of the American Dream by earning a degree. Unfortunately, they will graduate, on average, with more student loan debt than any earlier generation. And many will leave school without completing their degree due to financial hardship. But there are steps we can take to do something about that.” Read more here.
As part of Morning Edition’s youth unemployment series, NPR’s David Greene spoke with Young Invincibles’ Deputy Director Rory O’Sullivan about broader credentialing options that exist for graduating high school students, the disproportionate ratio of students to guidance counselors, and optimism moving forward for today’s job-seeking millennials:
La Coordinador de Alcance y Medios de Comunicación en Español de Young Invincibles, María Beltrán, hablo con Enrique Chiabra de Univision Notivalle sobre como obtener cobertura médica a través del Período Especial de Inscripción para las personas que enfrentan particulares circunstancias, a continuación:
“Meet Steve and Kwame, two fictional guys who just graduated from the University of Maryland. Almost everything about them is weirdly identical—they majored in the same subject, they got the same grades in college, they have the same bullet points on their resumes—but Kwame is African American and Steve is white. Now, they’re both spending their post-pomp-and-circumstance summer looking for jobs. Do they have the same employment prospects?” Read more here.
An excerpt from a blog post written by Young Invincibles’ Senior Policy Analyst Christina Postolowski for MomsRising:
“Health insurance isn’t always first on a young adult’s mind. But money often is. So parents, what happens when you explain to your grown kid that having health coverage can be key to protecting their purchasing power, in addition to health? Many listen and enroll.” Read more here.
“Zachary Monetta may turn to counselors, the Internet or even his parents during his quest to find a job, but there’s one place the 21-year-old international studies major isn’t counting on for help: Congress.” Read more here.
EmPower’s DeShuna Spencer interviews Young Invincibles’ Higher Education Campaign Director Jasmine Hicks for a radio segment about a new report titled Closing the Race Gap. The report examines racial disparities in education and their impact on young adults’ job prospects and wages. Hicks spoke to policy solutions to alleviate racial disparities and improve economic security for young adults.