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My Journey To Reunite With My Mother

Mario Orellana | Posted 11.24.2013 | Teen
Mario Orellana

I just saw a woman hugging me. I couldn't remember! I couldn't recognize her -- her memory had been beaten out of me little by little by my aunt and grandmother. But then I remembered. It all came back: her face, her eyes, her hair, her love.

What Can Minecraft Teach Us About The World?

Shajed Ahmed | Posted 09.10.2013 | Teen
Shajed Ahmed

What do you expect in the library? Do you see a quiet environment in which one is "shushed" as soon as their mouth opens? Well, this is not the case at the Brooklyn Public Library, especially on Saturday afternoon.

Innovation: Pass It On

Amrita Venkatraman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Amrita Venkatraman

Technovation is an all-girls competition to encourage more women in tech. Many girls (I used to be one of them) feel as though computer science is a field where one simply sits behind a desk, staring at a computer monitor and typing all day. Not a very exciting, glamorous job. Technovation defies that myth.

How My Tech Project Led Me To The White House

Zainab Oni | Posted 10.01.2013 | Teen
Zainab Oni

President Obama said, "We've got to do everything we can to make sure that we are giving these young people opportunities to pursue their studies and discover new ways of doing things." Well, President Obama, we young makers will hold you to that promise.

How He Turned An After-School Project Into A Fashion Brand

Debrian Carson | Posted 06.15.2013 | Teen
Debrian Carson

I learned Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, fabric analysis, and how to construct garment tech packs (just to name a few skills). But the most important thing I learned is to always have a passion for whatever I pursue in life.

This is the Future I Want

Maya Faison | Posted 01.08.2013 | Teen
Maya Faison

Trees are down all over my neighborhood and at night it is pitch dark, with only the moon as light. I feel paralyzed with cold. It is a freezing chill that goes deep to the bone and makes me worried about the future I can have on this planet.

NYC's Annual Teen Design Fair: A Melting Pot of Ideas and Opportunities

Othilla Wlodarczyk | Posted 10.22.2012 | Teen
Othilla Wlodarczyk

"It serves to underscore that you never know where life's serendipitous path is going to take you," exclaimed fashion consultant Tim Gunn while sitting on the stage of New York City's Teen Design Fair.

Why the Brooklyn Public Library Changed My Life

Abeoler Lewis | Posted 12.16.2012 | Teen
Abeoler Lewis

Things that I found so simple I realized took time and effort for them to learn. Being around them and teaching them really gave my life purpose that year and allowed me to see that I was taking a lot in my life for granted.

DreamYard Fashion Week: Behind the Camera

Gabbie Bowen | Posted 11.28.2012 | Teen
Gabbie Bowen

My dream is to become a filmmaker. Whenever I watch movies, I watch the special features to see the movie-making process.

My Summer Internship With Jay-Z And Pharrell

Colin Vitale | Posted 11.12.2012 | Teen
Colin Vitale

When I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity this summer to intern for Jay-Z and Pharrell's fashion houses, I was more than eager to accept the challenge.

Sexism and Misogyny Ruin the Reputation of Video Games as an Art Form

Matthew Byrd | Posted 10.21.2012 | Teen
Matthew Byrd

If the video game industry ever wants to be perceived as high art by a larger mainstream culture, it must finally address the institutionalized sexism that has come to define the medium.

Don't Be A User, Be a Maker

Zainab Oni | Posted 09.26.2012 | Teen
Zainab Oni

Technology isn't something I was interested in in until recently. In fact, the word "technology" didn't become a part of my vocabulary until I became a student at Hudson High School of Learning Technologies.

I Imagine. I Invent. I Engineer.

Danielle Clark | Posted 09.19.2012 | Teen
Danielle Clark

Have you ever had a moment where everything you've done leads to one choice that decides your future? If not, waiting for that choice is unexplainable.

The Emoti-Con! Experience

Omar Abreu | Posted 08.21.2012 | Teen
Omar Abreu

Everyone was pumped to see all the projects youth have been working on, and the awesome keynotes, from people all over the tech industry. It was time for Emoti-Con! 2012!

A New Spin on Freedom of Speech

Sharon Mizrahi | Posted 07.21.2012 | Teen
Sharon Mizrahi

By the end of the Hack Jam, youth and mentors alike carried a newfound understanding of the scope and power of freedom of speech.

Mind the Gap in Crown Heights

Radio Rookies | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen
Radio Rookies

We all attend the High School for Global Citizenship in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Around the school, there are different types of people -- it's like a mini-world in one neighborhood.

Let's Make It Happen

Johnny Thrower | Posted 07.03.2012 | Teen
Johnny Thrower

I experienced so much in my media class, including a trip to Germany, where I worked with other teens to produce a documentary. Through my experiences, I've grown as a person and media maker.

Mother in Arms

Ricardo Castro | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen
Ricardo Castro

18-year-old Keith Salgado was out late on a Saturday night in Campos Plaza, a group of housing projects on the Lower East Side, when he was shot. Keith was still in high school, just like us, when he died.

I Am Trayvon Martin

Vincent Marrero | Posted 05.23.2012 | Teen
Vincent Marrero

The first time I got stopped by the police I was 14. I didn't know what was going on. I remember I had been hanging out with friends and it was getting kind of dark. I was walking alone up Avenue D in New York City and all of a sudden I heard the sound of a police car.

On Becoming A Hacker

Zainab Oni | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Zainab Oni

Hacking doesn't only happen with computers -- you can hack clothes, games, decorations, styles, etc. I learned that hacking isn't always illegal and you can hack for good sometimes.

Pushing the Boundaries (PHOTOS)

Katharine Hannah | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Katharine Hannah

Maybe in a slanted universe that we aren't conscious of, it is possible to push your hand through a wall or walk on the ceiling. Maybe it is possible to push past the boundaries in this dimension.

Bringing Words to Light

Tonya Ingram | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Tonya Ingram

If you ever wonder if language can exist beyond the page, can speak without speaking, can actually live amongst us, then our experiences at the 2011 Bring to Light Festival is your answer.

Belafonte's Song: A Call to the Youth

Dominique James | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Dominique James

Harry Belafonte's book aims to inspire and enlighten, and as I listen, I have no option but to allow him to do so. He works his magic, eyes closed, voice bright.

Top 10 TV Episodes of My Childhood

Matthew Byrd | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Matthew Byrd

Prepare for an extreme nostalgia blast with my list of the top 10 favorite television episodes of my childhood.

The Future of Education

Sharon Mizrahi | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Sharon Mizrahi

Together, me and a group of inspiring teens and adults debated, experimented, sketched, asked questions, and explored. We created something truly amazing. Now that's the future of education.