Children's Aid Teens to Speak at Press Conference in Washington, DC

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The Results Are In: Adult Leaders are Letting Teens Down in More Ways Than One

Teen Report Card on Adults Shows Concern with Adults' Ability to Run Government and Protect Kids Against Violence

For more information please contact:
Joyce Johnson
Child Welfare League of America
Office: 804-492-4519
Mobile: 703-980-7641
E-mail: jjohnson@cwla.org

WHAT:
Teens gave leaders’ ability to run the government the worst grade of all in this year’s ninth annual Teen Report Card on Adults. The survey revealed a growing concern from teens across the country about government actions, adult voting patterns and a lack of protection from violence in schools.

Teens grading of adults will be unveiled on a broad range of issues and topics such as leading by example, protection against violence in schools and gender stereotypes.

WHEN:
10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 13

WHERE:
National Press Club
The Zenger Room
529 14th Street, NWWashington, DC

VISUALS:
Grades will be announced by teens from Washington, DC and New York City who also will provide recommendations on how adults can improve their scores in the future.

Also speaking:
Linda Spears Acting Senior Vice President for Operations, Child Welfare League of America, Arlington, VA
Kayla Jackson, Program Director, National Network for Youth, Washington, DC
Krystal McKinney, Program Director for Youth Services, National Center for Children & Families, Bethesda, MD
Michael Roberts, Director, Youth Development, The Children’s Aid Society, New York, NY

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