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American Youth

The Surprising Truth About Young Entrepreneurs - They're Fewer Than Ever

Techonomy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

We are in a golden age of entrepreneurship. Young people are starting businesses in record numbers. Our culture is embracing risk-taking and innovation at the educational level and it's paying off. Actually, none of this is true.

Time to Trust American Heritage and American Youth

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Joseph W. Gauld

A great failure of our educational system today is its inability to reaffirm -- much less inspire --the sense of a larger purpose in American youth.

Indian PM Visit, Election, Energizes Indian-American Youth

Amit Jani | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Amit Jani

The fact that a foreign figure can generate this level of interest in the United States is nothing to take lightly, especially since the general American population has been disengaged from home politics and politicians.

Children Are Hungry Right Here In America

Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We see images of starving children in third-world countries on the news, but Americans seldom identify malnourishment as a problem plaguing the youth ...

Reflecting on the Trayvon Martins of Our World and Our Responsibility to Them

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

Left alone to eat his Skittles and move about his business, Trayvon would still be alive today. He was not playing with the social fire that, respectfully I say, my childhood friend George was. But I cannot help but draw the association between these two senseless childhood deaths.

Reclaiming America's Youth and Recovering Our Economy

Chelsea Clinton | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Chelsea Clinton

The astounding number of disconnected youth also creates long-term risks for our country. To address the significant challenges posed by youth disconnection, we must develop and implement effective solutions targeting specific needs of specific populations.

Just-Announced: Top Teens in America Picked for Their Do-Gooder Service

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 05.15.2012 | Good News
Ilana Donna Arazie

When do we actually get to celebrate teens in the headlines? Each year the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards awards 100 teens around the country f...

The New American Young Person: Now With 40% Less Empathy!

Mark Morford | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Young people of binge-drinking college age are self-centered, insufferable dorkmonkeys with the souls of immature doorknobs. There, I said it. No wait: Actually, science said it.

Bringing Service Back: Why Obama is Better than Prozac for Today's Adolescents

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Barack Obama is bringing service and community back to American youth and this is good for the country and good for kids.

Aloha, Mr. Hand

Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Morris and Glenn Altschuler

For all his reliance on social science research, in The Dumbest Generation Mark Bauerlein doesn't present any evidence to justify his assertion that this generation is the dumbest in American history.