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Youth Education

Baltimore and Beyond

Frank Islam | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Frank Islam

It may have been hard to live in Baltimore during those difficult and recessionary times. We don't know if it is harder for those in the underclass and grinding poverty living there today. We do know that it is not easy.

Champions for Change: Meet the Champions -- Part 3

Champions for Change | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Champions for Change

Champions for Change (C4C) is pleased to continue our 'Meet the Champions' Series. This bi-monthly blog series highlights the work of 24 Nigerian leaders currently participating as C4C champions.

Champions For Change: Meet The Champions -- Part 2

Champions for Change | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Champions for Change

I was first inspired to advocate for women and children when I saw my neighbor's daughter die during her first delivery in the hospital, simply because there was no midwife on duty. The unacceptably high rate of maternal mortality in my community keeps me motivated..

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

Mentoring Mom: Home Handicrafts Business Expands to Hire Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A stressed, angry wife struggling to support a seriously ill husband and three children figures out a way to mechanize her output and produce four times as much merchandise in four hours a day.

A Shoulder to Lean on When Moms Need It Most

Jennifer Garner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Garner

Having a close network of fellow parents to lean on and learn from, not to mention a supportive family, has made parenting easier for me. Meanwhile, in isolated, poverty-stricken communities across America, too many moms and dads face parenthood all alone.

Young People on the March for Education

Chernor Bah | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Today's youth are more connected, more aware and more engaged than we probably ever have been. And on the one issue that is the most important for our future -- and the present -- the issue of education, we are now taking over!

Happiness as a Priority

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

It's wonderful that so many adults are working to improve their lives. But why wait until you're grown up? Let's empower young people to create happiness and engagement in their lives now.

How Curious George Helps Children's Math And Science

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted...

To Jumpstart The Economy, Look To Our Youth

Gerald Chertavian | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Gerald Chertavian

Investing in our youth is not just a matter of economic justice. It's good business sense. At Year Up, our 3,500 alumni are living proof that the American Dream is still alive when we equip our young people with relevant training and connections to the professional world.

Legend, Kennedy Center Program Honors Marvin Gaye

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — Grammy award-winning singer John Legend surprised a high school choir Tuesday at the Kennedy Center to help start a program encoura...

Would My Child Be Proud of the Man That I Have Become?

Madieu Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Madieu Williams

I started to realize the needs of the communities in Sierra Leone, particularly something very close to my mother's heart -- youth education.