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In The Public Interest : Public Transportation, The Wave Of The Future

Erin Steva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Steva

High-maintenance, tech-savvy and outspoken are just a few of the terms describing Generation Y. But car free? According to Ad Age, the millennial coho...

A Champion of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Recently, I had the pleasure of facilitating an event called "Innovations in Social Justice: New Hope, New Actions" in Berkeley, California. Among the panelists was 21-year-old rapper, artist and community organizer, Babye Champ.

"Shape-Up" Your Finances

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

On August 7, 2010, the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment took to the streets to conduct the "Shape Up Your Finances" Economic Empowerment tour.

Do Something Awards Encourage Young People To Make A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the Do Something Awards inspire American youth by honoring a handful of extraordinary young people who have founded nonprofits and made an ...

Youth Unite! Outdoor Nation Happens at Central Park This Weekend

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

This summer the administration will be traveling across the United States learning about local conservation efforts and ideas as part of its America's Great Outdoors initiative.

Plum T.V. Profiles Young Activists And Nonprofits In 'Citizen Active' Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sarah O'Brien, an eager young Jumpstart Boston volunteer, dedicated a year to working one-on-one with a pre-school student in at an inner city school....

What's Up With the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of a 14-Year-Old CEO

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Instead of applying blame for the crisis that stands before us, there is a group of young people who are using their concern for the planet as motivation to actually do something about it.

Do Something Awards Announces Nominees: Five Young People Who Have Started Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At a star-studded ceremony in New York City's Apollo Theater on Tuesday, DoSomething.org announced the five nominees for the annual Do Something Award...

We Fought the War and the War Won: Will We Let It Win Again?

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

It was seven years ago that I found myself running the wrong way up Sixth Avenue with my high school sweetheart. Through the rain we ran, with peace on our lips. New York's Finest were running after us, as they had a way of doing with pesky antiwar protesters.

Youth Organizations Ask Congress for Help

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Today, over 20 youth organizations representing millions of young people sent the following letter to Congress urging swift passage of health care reform and student aid through the reconciliation package.

Why I'm Joining the Alliance for Youth Movements

Sam Graham-Felsen | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology
Sam Graham-Felsen

Technology will never replace the difficult, usually unglamorous work required to produce lasting social change. But it's clear that online and mobile tools can dramatically expand the power of grassroots organizers.

Volunteerism 2.0 -- A Generation Seeking to Help

Meredith Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Segal

According to the Higher Education Research Institute, the percent of first-year college students who believe that it is very important to help people in need is at its highest level since 1970. Without question, ours is a generation seeking to help.

Remembering Howard Zinn

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Howard Zinn taught us to be neither victims nor passive observers of unjust treatment but active and proud claimants of our American birthright.

SNCC, Fifty Years Later

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On Feb. 1, 1960, when I was a senior in college in Atlanta, four black freshmen from North Carolina sat in at a Whites-only lunch counter in a Greensboro Woolworth's store. It was just the spark I and so many black youth were waiting for.

Students "Sleep-Out For The Homeless": Is This Effective Advocacy?

Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

There's a new trend among some of America's active youth. It's called "Sleeping Out For The Homeless." Groups of people gather in a local park or on t...

ADOLESCENT ACTIVISTS: 7 Young People Making A Difference

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact

As a new string of youth activists have shown, you're never too young or inexperienced to start making a difference in your community. HuffPost Impact...

You Are Never Too Young To Change The World

Pat Pedraja | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat Pedraja

There are so many kids out there who really want to do something to help with a problem in the world, but they don't know how. Remember, you are never too young to change the world!

How to Make Your Alma Mater Matter in LA

Sylvia Sukop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sylvia Sukop

You went to college back East, down South, or in the Midwest and whether you're five or 25 years out, now that you live in Los Angeles your relationsh...

Animal All-Star

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

14-year-old Ben Byrom has volunteered for groups like Animal Acres and the Animal Protection and Rescue League, and has contacted local politicians to help the seal pups and their mothers of La Jolla.

Just in Time: Youth Journalists Take On Climate with 'Project Survival Media'

Celia Alario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

The youth reporters are focusing on the voices of those who are already being disproportionately impacted, and those who have found successful global and local solutions for a better future.

Taking Back Labor Day: The 'Lost Decade' Of Young Workers

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Labor Day has lost its luster as a holiday. First celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City, the day consisted of a parade and celebrations to ...

Elite Pakistani Students Pick Up Trash To Clean Up The Country

Nosheen Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nosheen Abbas

Tired of hearing people complain about what's wrong with Pakistan, these students decided to do something about it by meeting every Sunday to clean up trash.

It's Not Enough

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

Both President Obama and the Republican Party (and even failing sectors like the auto industry), could learn a thing or two from my generation.

Archbishop Tutu's Dream for the Future

Michelle Cote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Cote

"I'm comiiiiinggg!" Tutu sings out from the adjacent room, the words rolling off his tongue in a playfully high-pitched refrain, before he comes wheeling and teetering -- all 5'2" of him -- around the corner of his suite at the Atlanta Grand Hyatt.

Senator Specter Kicks Off Nationwide Town Hall on Clean Energy Future

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

International climate experts say that the next few years is the window for averting irretrievable climate disruption. If there's no action before 2012, that's too late.