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At-Risk Youth Struggles

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Just over 12 percent of young Americans are currently working nor in school, exposing them to a great risk of poverty and violence. A recent report determined where young people are not faring as well as other in their age group, especially when grappling with the additional stressors of the pandemic and inflation. Jill Gonzalez is an analyst with the personal finance website WalletHub. She discussed the potential hazards for both the at-risk individuals and society as a whole.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!