Opportunities for Achieving Equity in Adolescence

Many adolescents face inequalities in opportunities because of disparities in community resources and bias in social systems. But these disparities can be changed. This brief from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights tools for supporting equitable adolescent development, including:

  • Policies and Programs to Reduce Disparities in Income, Wealth, and Neighborhood Resources
  • Approaches to Address Exposure to Violence and Trauma
  • Tools to Reduce Bias in Decision Making in Adolescent-Serving Systems


To learn more about achieving the promise of adolescence, visit our resource page.


Funders for Adolescent Science Translation, including:
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Bezos Family Foundation
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Ford Foundation
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Raikes Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The National Public Education Support Fund