What is youth?

  • (noun): The freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person.
    Synonyms: youthfulness, juvenility
    See also — Additional definitions below

Youth

Youth is generally the time of life between childhood and adulthood (maturity). Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual's actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals can exist at all ages. Youth is also defined as "the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young". Youth is a term used for people of both genders, male and female, of young age. Generally under the age of 21 (common legal age).

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Young Democrats (Netherlands) - International Ties
... The Young Democrats are part of a worldwide family of social-liberal youth organisations ... Some examples are the Danish Social Liberal Youth, the Liberal Youth of Sweden, the Young Liberals of Norway, the Flemish L², the British Liberal Youth and the Young Liberals of Canada ... The Young Democrats of the Netherlands, together with the Youth Organisation Freedom and Democracy (JOVD), are members of both the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC ...
Youth Service America
... Youth Service America, or YSA, is a resource center that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people, ages 5-25 ...
Youth On Board
... Youth on Board, or YOB, was founded in 1994 and is an internationally recognized U.S ... The organization promotes youth voice and youth involvement in schools and community organizations across the country ...
Youth Activism Project - Activities
... Various publications include "Youth! The 26% Solution" and "Maximum Youth Involvement." The Youth Activism Project also operates an international initiative called School Girls Unite ... This youth-driven initiative based in the Washington, D.C ... This firsthand knowledge and youth-led evaluation increases their credibility when these young people--who are not yet old enough to vote--meet with government officials such as the Ministry of ...
Zenith Youth Theatre Company - History
... company first performed in Bath in 1964 at the Grand Pump Room and is one of the longest running youth theatre companies in the United Kingdom, only eight years ... and Dramatic Society) and changed its name to Zenith Youth Theatre Company in 2003 ...

More definitions of "youth":

  • (noun): Young people collectively.
    Example: "Youth everywhere rises in revolt"
    Synonyms: young
  • (noun): The time of life between childhood and maturity.
  • (noun): An early period of development.
    Example: "During the youth of the project"
    Synonyms: early days
  • (noun): Early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced.

Famous quotes containing the word youth:

    Do not think the youth has no force, because he cannot speak to you and me. Hark! in the next room his voice is sufficiently clear and emphatic. It seems he knows how to speak to his contemporaries. Bashful or bold then, he will know how to make us seniors very unnecessary.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    If youth but knew; if age but could.
    Wives in their husbands’ absences grow subtler,
    And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Oh high is the price of parenthood,
    And daughters may cost you double.
    You dare not forget, as you thought you could,
    That youth is a plague and a trouble.
    Phyllis McGinley (20th century)