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Youth Activists

Youth Activists: A Force to be Reckoned With

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 03.01.2017 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

by Aashka Merchant, Coordinator for Executive Operations and Special Projects at Amnesty International USA One of the most crucial resources in both...

Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | Posted 02.07.2017 | Green
Max Guinn

Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in hon...

I'm Embracing My 'Young' Age (And You Should, Too)

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 09.09.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

The worst thing that we, as young people, can do is to accept things the way they are because of our age. Young people have been on the forefront of every major social movement in history. We are passionate, motivated and we refuse to accept the world the way it is.

Participatory Politics: New Media and Youth Political Action

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

Considering the extent that young people are using new media to communicate their political views or exhort others to action, one has to wonder about the accuracy and veracity of the information they're using to formulate their message.

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
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.

Young Activists Furious With Clinton, Dodd Over Remarks On College Students

Politico | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many youth activists are furious with the campaigns of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) for suggesting that college stud...