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    Posted August 15, 2011 by
    Collingswood, New Jersey
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Boot camp: Pick your story

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    Hope of a lost generation


    Since the recession of 2008, young people across the United States have struggled to find work.  Despite having a master's degree, bachelor's degree, or no degree at all, many individuals have found themselves unemployed and left with a feeling of no direction. Still, despite these detrimental circumstances, few have given up on the pursuit of their dreams. It leaves many wondering, how does this generation of the unemployed hold on to hope?


    As a CNN iReporter, I will document the plight of America’s unemployed youth in the form of a short video and 500 word essay.  With unemployment rates skyrocketing in other nations, seen most recently in the London riots, it’s clear that this crisis has quickly become a global pandemic. And the problem isn’t going to be solved with the flip of a switch. So join me, as I search for the hope of a lost generation.


    I am a young person inspired by documentary film, investigative journalism, and the world around me. As a budding journalist, iReport boot camp has presented me with the opportunity of a lifetime: creating stories of my own with feedback from CNN experts. Every day, I read a piece of news or watch a short video clip that inspires me. I only hope that I can have this effect on others, as well.


    -Rachel Witte

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