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Becoming Aware of Youth Culture

Culture is anything and everything that makes up the parts of a person’s entire way of living. Culture is organized into groups, including a person’s geographic location, political identification, sexual orientation, familial makeup, friends, religion, jobs, and AGE. Age is a cultural group because of the traits shared among different age groups throughout society. Ethnocentrism, […]

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Stopping Discrimination Against Children

Recently, a young person from Finland wrote to me for an interview. They wanted to discuss discrimination against children. Following are the questions they asked and my responses. Let me know what you think in the comments section! What is child discrimination to you? Discrimination against children happens anytime adults are biased towards adults. That […]

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Share the Word!

Help spread the word about my latest book, Ending Discrimination Against Young People. You can share this post, or the webpage, or the Amazon.com page with your friends, family, and colleagues.  You can also interview me for your blog, write an article about the book, or line me up with any of your contacts to […]

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Help Promote Ending Discrimination Against Young People!

You know I’m not the most famous person in the world, right?!? I don’t have a publicist, and I want people to get a hold of my newest book, Ending Discrimination Against Young People. I need your help! If you want to pitch in, you can help me by helping get the word out. The biggest […]

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Summary of Ending Discrimination Against Young People

Adam Fletcher has worked with young people and their adult allies since he was a teenager. Speaking and training thousands of youth and adults in schools and organizations across the United States since then, Fletcher has gained a reputation for provocative, empowering approaches to transforming the roles of young people throughout society. In August 2013, […]

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Press Release: Youth Discrimination Is Tearing Society Apart!

PRESS RELEASE: Youth Discrimination Is Tearing Society Apart! Olympia, WA—Every parent, teacher, and youth worker knows they aren’t as effective as they could be, but often aren’t sure why. Using willpower to force children and youth to comply, even the most well-meaning adult uses curfews, takes away toys, and bribes with rewards. There’s hope. ENDING […]

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3 Secrets of Adults Who Help Youth

As teachers, youth workers, parents, counselors, and other adults who work with young people every single day, we have our secrets. They’re not true for every adult, and being able to admit them takes courage, especially when we admit them to other adults we work with. In my new book, Ending Discrimination Against Young People, I […]

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Ending Discrimination Against Young People by Adam Fletcher

Here’s my new book, ENDING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST YOUNG PEOPLE. You can learn more here or order it from here. Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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An Imperative for Youth Empowerment

What is the missing element in almost all youth empowerment work today? It is an awareness of discrimination against young people. We don’t like to hear it, but EVERY adult discriminates. While an increasing amount of people are concerned about racism, sexism, classism, or homophobia, that’s not what I’m talking about here. Today, I want […]

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Youth Hyperbole of the Day

Two murders by two sets of teens within a week in two towns somewhere in America: Get ready for the onslaught of generalizations, hyperbole, and overall negative news about the state of youth today. Once again, we’ll see the media overhype these particular situations to serve their own purposes. In reality, young people murder young […]