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Exhale and Paradigm Shift For Youth And Their Families

Exhale and Paradigm Shift For Youth And Their Families

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

First, the exhale: Have you put on “real” pants after a year of Zoom calls in cut-off sweats? If the answer is “no,” you’re in good company. Our advice is to not worry; and while you…

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Forecasting A Return To Face-To-Face

Forecasting A Return To Face-To-Face

Liz Dibley, Senior Analyst

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, restrictions have been in place for many of our youth’s formerly in-person activities and events. Some, like sports, were canceled altogether, and others pivoted to…

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Saluting Inspiring Women During Women’s History Month

Saluting Inspiring Women During Women’s History Month

Jane Ott, Senior Vice President

March is Women’s History Month, and as a women-owned business, Youthbeat® can’t resist an opportunity to highlight strong women.  There are so many inspiring examples of women in history to highlight…

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Youth Activities and Hobbies: Before and During the Pandemic

Youth Activities and Hobbies: Before and During the Pandemic

Liz Dibley, Senior Analyst

As the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives in the past year, we’ve seen interesting trends for youth and how they’re spending their free

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The BLM Movement And Youth: Where Are They Now?

The BLM Movement And Youth: Where Are They Now?

Liz Dibley, Senior Analyst

As we celebrate Black History Month, the YouthBeat® team thought it would be a good time to check on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and youth. Previously, we:

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Thoughts From ChiTAG and the Consumer Electronics Show

Thoughts From ChiTAG and the Consumer Electronics Show

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

Late in 2018, I was presenting to a kids media company, and the inevitable question came at the end: “What do you think will be the next big thing?” I replied, “Did you watch the Bandersnatch episode…

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Youth Outlook for 2021

Youth Outlook for 2021

Rhonda Eviston, Senior Director

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a curveball into the lives of all youth, upending their daily lives in ways they had never imagined. From canceled proms to Zoom-school, big and small challenges…

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Families Get Their Game Faces On

Families Get Their Game Faces On

Mary McIlrath, Senior Vice President

Didn’t get that PS5 you wanted for the holidays (and didn’t want to pay outrageous re-seller prices*)? Never fear. The gaming world has plenty more to offer for digital entertainment, and the…

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