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Survey of North American

Youth Rights



Welcome to our huge information center on youth rights, called the Survey of North American Youth Rights, or SNAYR.  The SNAYR is the most comprehensive database of information on youth rights available today. Read our Intro to Youth Rights!


Points to Ponder

"It is idle to talk of civil liberties to adults who were systematically taught in adolescence that they had none; and it is sheer hypocrisy to call such people freedom loving." - Edgar Friedenberg, The Dignity of Youth and Other Atavisms


"This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will... The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." - Fredrick Douglass (1857).



We include organizations, publications, and personal websites from around the United States and Canada about the continuing struggle for the rights of young people rights in all its forms.


Other issues


Student Rights Directory

School Issues, including censorship, search and seizure, and more.



Enforcing the will of adults by oppressing the will of youth, and tools to overcome that oppressiveness.



Extreme Fear of Youth, in its earliest stages perpetuating ageism and adultism; in its latter causing the criminalization and demonization of young people throughout society.


Youth Discrimination in the Workplace


Youth Suffrage

Promoting the Right to Vote for All People, without bias or discrimination on the basis of age.


Youth Liberation

The identification of youth oppression, and the proposed dismantling of age-based oppression via liberation and freedom for all people.


Off-site links


One and Four

A new blog by youth rights fighter Alex Koroknay-Palicz. Offers insight, details, and resources for youth rights advocates.


The Freechild Project

Survey of North American Youth Rights, or SNAYR,

is brought to you in partnership with the National Youth Rights Association

For more information visit the Youth Rights Network


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