Not long ago “at-risk youth” could be defined as a young person exposed to a daily onslaught of gangs, drugs, and violence within a single-parent, low income demographic. According to the organization: At-Risk Youth Programs, behaviors that result in “dangerous lifestyles” are often the result of stress that kids experience. In recent years we have seen a shift in demographics of at-risk youth. With the stress of school, extra-curricular activities, learning differences, and ever-increasing mandates to test and measure progress, our kids are being medicated and go to therapy to “normalize” outcomes. As a result, our education system in America has created an entire population of at-risk youth from every demographic!