In last week editorial, we editors commended our area’s parents who have provided much educational input and fun for their children this summer, via youth camps, vacations, and historical and cultural enrichment outings.

This week, however, we must warn you about the growing negative trends among our young people as they age — ominous signs of the start of wasted lives and careers.

At the present time, our West Virginia youths are “at-risk,” according to the recent study by WalletHub, a personal finance platform which ranks states for young people’s working habits, or lack thereof. Of their most recent findings, one in five of the Mountain State’s young people, ages 18-to-24, are neither working nor going to college or trade schools. This fact places our high school graduates the fifth from the bottom in the U.S.A., compared with the other states’ young adults.

See this weeks paper for the rest of the story...


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