The surrender process for Joseph Kony's captors is a tricky one. In some areas of central Africa, the practices or even identity of the LRA is unknown. LRA fighters or captors will try to defect.
We've seen the hordes of unemployed youth occupy our television screens and bombard our parliaments. We've heard their cries but what are we doing to quiet them?
There is a lot of debate about whether we need more STEM-skilled professionals. Skills taught in classes like computer programming develop students in ways that help them over the long term.
Limiting computer science to just technical things would be limiting it to people who are interested solely in those topics, which is dominated by the male population.
When we're successful we won't have mansions in Silicon Valley or drive nice cars -- when we are successful we have improved the lives of thousands or millions of our fellow human beings.
I use the same two words: "Who cares?" -- not as a phrase, but as a question. And if I don't have an answer, I realize I don't know enough about this and I have to learn.
Schools for Sustainability will establish high schools that teach students how to construct and maintain environmentally sustainable closed-loop systems.
I was still a struggling student living in my parents' home with no real depth or power to the plastic in my wallet. But I figured, "what the hell" and my curiosity got the best of me; besides, my credit card wasn't maxed out so possibilities were technically endless.
The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.
Will there be obstacles as you strive to make a difference? Absolutely. The greatest obstacle will be the temptation to give up: that easy option of living an isolated life amidst a world of suffering.
There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.
These teens abusing medicines look normal. They do well in school. They can be your babysitters. Your neighbors. Your nieces and nephews. Your kids.
We can't let these better choices make us complacent. We can't use that better buy to justify the rack of sweatshop-sourced products in our closet. Every product has a story, and it's up to us to choose which story we want to live on.
As a response to the Typhoon, my friends and I collaborated our efforts and created the "Bundles of Joy and Letters of Hope" project the day after Haiyan had hit. We are a group of young women mobilizing deliver essential supplies to the Haiyan survivors.
For me, the truth is this: The magic lies in the nitty, gritty experiences that connect us all, and that connection, that bond, is what will make us unstoppable. I may have found "magic" in Iceland, but here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I found truth.
We come from broken hearts, broken homes, broken streets, broken schools, broken cities, and broken systems, and we are all called to service in repairing the city we call home.