STORIES

Youth Perspectives

Youth across the country express their opinions on poverty in their own communities and the United States as a whole, as well as the goals and opportunities that inspire them.

FOCUS GROUP
HIGHLIGHTS

GREENVILLE, MS
YOUTH SPEAK OUT

SAN DIEGO, CA
YOUTH SPEAK OUT

RICHMOND, CA
YOUTH SPEAK OUT

GLOUSTER, OH
YOUTH SPEAK OUT

NEW ORLEANS, LA
YOUTH SPEAK OUT

A Time to Listen: Youth Perspectives on Poverty and Prosperity is part of a comprehensive effort by TDI to better understand the complexities of U.S. poverty, including those experienced by youth. By listening closely to those who directly experience poverty, TDI seeks to gather essential knowledge and mobilize a national movement to ensure access to the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all by July 4th, 2026. Read it here.