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Top 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-Changers

Kiyan Rajabi | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Kiyan Rajabi

From October 19th to 22nd, Forbes hosted over a thousand innovators in downtown Philadelphia for the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit. Among the attendees were those selected for the 30 Under 30 lists spanning across a multitude of industries.

How Not to Help Grads With Student Loans

Robert Shireman | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Four months after my niece's graduation party, she got an email with a subject line indicating that she would soon need to start making payments on her student loans. Employed only part time and sharing a room in a small apartment to keep costs down, she was afraid to open the email.

Brynn Duncan Is Allergic to the World -- And She's Still Managing to Make It A Better Place

Abby Norman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Abby Norman

At just 20-years-old, Brynn has several serious chronic health conditions, one of which requires her to be one of the only people in the world to have a 24/7 Benadryl intravenous drip. But even though I've never met Brynn in real life, from miles and miles away I can feel the warmth, brilliance and hope that she is giving the world.

Want to End Campus Sexual Assault? Tackle the Primary Issue Being Ignored

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.

7 Tips for Evaluating Your Retirement Portfolio in Your 20s

Graham Ober | Posted 12.29.2014 | Money
Graham Ober

Many people get automatically defaulted into their employer's retirement plan without thinking about what exactly they're investing in. Here are seven tips for 20-somethings to start evaluating their retirement portfolios now.

The Most Overlooked Opportunity in American Business Today

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Paul Kendrick

More than four million positions are vacant right now in the United States. Businesses are looking at a future where their need for qualified people is only growing. The problem is, we're thinking about qualifications in the wrong way.

Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

We need to stop seeing young people as a threat and make them part of the solution. That starts with engagement. We need to listen to their hopes and fears and make their voices audible in the debate on the present and the future.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

Bring a friend to a Cineforum

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.18.2014 | Arts
Gaia Paradiso

Today I discovered a summer cinema lab (free and open to 25 participants, between 18 to 35, Italians) where all potential talents of moviemaking and short movies could plunge into the European movie scene to learn about the techniques of making movies.

Early Onset Alzheimer's: A Daughter's POV

Melissa Taylor | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Melissa Taylor

Although I mourn the loss of my mother every day while she is still right in front of me, one thing keeps me holding on: she may not be able to express herself through the right words or call me by my name, I believe that she knows, deep down, that I will forever be her Melissa.

We Asked and You Delivered: Inspiring Actions #SinceWD2013

Katja Iversen | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

By: Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen, Women Deliver As the Women Deliver 2013 Conference came to a close last May, we called on our participants ...

Youth Want To Work In Nonprofit World, But Unsure If It's Financially Sustainable

Nonprofit Quarterly | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact

Every kid who ever started playing an instrument has had the same fantasy: You’re sitting in the park, practicing the four chords that you know o...

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

When I was 20 I struggled a lot with saying no to anyone -- including myself. I had this strange inner-feeling that if I said no, I somehow wasn't being kind, or nice, or loving and that I'd be letting someone down

The Young Person's American Dream

Summer Collins | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Summer Collins

It's time to find a way to help young people struggling to make their way in this world without the fears of unmanageable debt.

Working Across Sectors Creates More Opportunity for America's Youth

Melody Barnes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Melody Barnes

The OYIF awarded grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education and employment opportunities for young people disconnected from work and school.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

A Rare Bipartisan Bill Passes Congress

Mark Edwards | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

After years of delays and divisiveness, the passage on Wednesday of a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin last month in the Senate, 95-3, represents a rare example of genuine bipartisanship, one that must be savored and built upon.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "Wh...

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA fant...

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

Why Being a Business Owner Made Me Resentful

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

When things get tough and you question how much you want to push forward, weigh it out. Think about the long term and what you need to do to get there.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

Diplomas and So Much More

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

These young men comprise Michelle Miranda's Youth Policy Council at R.U.T.H. YouthBuild. Their courage and determination inspire us.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

In this music video for his song Who I Am, 20-year-old Ty Nic, sings about his faith, his struggles and his triumphs while offering hope to other young transgender people like him. Ty Nic's supportive father Tim produced and edited the video.