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Youth Activism

Political Pioneers or Bed Texters?

Joseph Kahne | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
Joseph Kahne

Youth may not all be digital activists, but participatory politics are a significant dimension of their political lives.

Earth Saver Award Recognizes Sean Russell and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Charles Orgbon | Posted 07.25.2012 | Teen
Charles Orgbon

Many of us fail to recognize that we can all be heroes. Youth such as Sean and Xiuhtezcatl took what they had and made a positive difference with it, thereby epitomizing a hero.

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

Rinku Sen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Today, Colorlines.com's publisher, the Applied Research Center, released "Millennials, Activism and Race," a report on the motivations of young people...

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

Meet The 25 Most Powerful And Influential Young People In The World!

Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

Here at HuffPost Teen, we hear incredibly inspiring and empowering stories every day about how young people are changing the world they live in. We th...

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.

The Rise Of The New Spiritual Counterculture

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Enthusiastic crowds have greeted me on my book tour. This shouldn't be happening as first-time author in a wilting publishing industry. But I've had a secret grassroots weapon, one that a lot of mainstream America doesn't know about.

Be an Activist

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

In honor of International Women's Day last week, thousands of women gathered together in numerous countries to demand equal rights. This bravery is both remarkable and inspiring.

Random Idea to Run With: St. Louis Youth Create Big Change

RandomKid | Posted 05.07.2012 | Good News
RandomKid

The random idea here is about unbridled possibility. When you give someone the space to imagine, and you back it with resources, the outcomes can be exponential.

Who Is Kony?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Joseph Kony, the leader of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army, has managed to systematically terrorize and manipulate central Africans in order to stay in power for 26 years.

Ice Cream, Pi, and Global Youth Service Day

Simone Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Simone Bernstein

Youth around the world can and do make a positive impact through volunteer service. Global Youth Service Day is a day to celebrate the fact that you are never too young to start volunteering.

Souper Bowl Of Caring

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.06.2012 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Super Bowl Sunday is a day that is full of energy, and let's see if we can harness some of that energy to help these people who are without a bowl of soup to eat.

Teen Impact: Runner-Up #3

Ford Noble | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Ford Noble

I know that I do not have the power to remedy every problem in Africa, but I do know that I have the desire to try and that inspiration is contagious.

Teen Impact: Runner-Up #4

Jen Rubino | Posted 04.01.2012 | Home
Jen Rubino

Cards for Hospitalized Kids began with a simple dream of giving hope and joy to ill children, but it has turned into a nationwide organization that has given handmade cards to more than 4,500 kids.

Teen Impact: Runner-Up #5

Caitlin Hird | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Caitlin Hird

After coming face-to-face with one community's lack of access to a vaccine that I had taken for granted, I decided to try to make a difference with respect to the imbalance between "haves" and "have-nots."

Teen Impact: Finalist #8

Lauren E. Howard | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Lauren E. Howard

With the help of Africa Bags, seven Malawian villages have transformed into independently flourishing communities. Africa Bags doesn't just raise money and send it over; we teach the villagers a trade they can utilize by themselves to support their families.

Teen Impact: Finalist #6

Mary-Pat Hector | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Mary-Pat Hector

I created a national campaign, Shake Off Violence, beginning with a 90-day ceasefire. The purpose of the campaign is to raise public awareness about youth violence and to promote peace.

Teen Impact: Finalist #7

Imran Cronk | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Imran Cronk

If more people my age are empowered to impact the world for the better by being given positions of leadership and responsibility, we will form a tidal wave of change and social good.

The New Movers and Shapers: How a Millennial Generation Came of Age

Christine Horansky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Christine Horansky

Since we have been given a lot of lemons to start with, we have become determined instead to shape the world into the place we want it to be. Could this spirit make us the next great generation?

Liberalism Up, Political Engagement Down Among College Freshmen

Posted 03.27.2012 | College

The Occupy College protests and demonstrations against college tuition-hikes on campuses across the country may paint a portrait of an increasingly li...

Teen Impact: Finalist #10

Zachary Bonner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Zachary Bonner

I have walked across the country on this mission, visiting shelters, sleeping on the streets, and donating backpacks filled with school supplies. Our children need help to find homes.

Teen Impact: Finalist #11

James DArcangelo | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
James DArcangelo

I live between impoverished sections of Philadelphia and Trenton. Although sheltered in my oasis of affluence, I nonetheless couldn't help but see the pain and anxiety of neighboring inner-city parents.

Teen Impact: Finalist #13

Olivia McGuigan | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Olivia McGuigan

I started a club at my school called Club PB&J in 2010. With over 100 members, I allowed teenagers to step outside of their comfort zone and learn how to help those less fortunate.

Using Virtual Skills to Save the Real World

Chase Harrison | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Chase Harrison

It is time for the environmental movement to go viral. Americans must use the voice demonstrated with SOPA/PIPA to strike down the Keystone XL Pipeline.

America Does Not Happen By Accident

Ming Holden | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Ming Holden

Simply put, America needs not to abandon foreign aid because if it did so, it would forfeit leadership.