NPC Newsmakers Event About America's Youth: More Miserable Than Ever

Joblessness, Record Student Loan Debt, National Debt to Blame

Feb 18, 2014, 13:41 ET from National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The official Youth Misery Index, as calculated by Young America's Foundation (YAF), has hit a record high of 98.6. The index is calculated by adding figures for youth unemployment (at a near record high), average graduating student loan debt (at a record high) and the per capita national debt (also at a record high).


YAF spokesperson Ashley Pratte will discuss the Youth Misery Index, the hardships that young people are experiencing and the resulting implications for the 2014 elections at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 at 10 a.m. in the club's Lisagor Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045.

Tony Gallo NPC Newsmakers Event Host
202 -544-6973,

Herb Perone, NPC Newsmakers Chairman, 301-512-7636,

Note: This NPC Newsmakers event was originally scheduled for February 13, but was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

SOURCE National Press Club