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Youth Empowerment

Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council Victorious in PA; Incoming Georgetown Freshman to Thank

H. Caleb Simmons | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact
H. Caleb Simmons

Siddarth Narayan wants the president's ear. He knows many young adults are cynical about politics -- they don't believe their opinions are heard and they aren't sure how to enter the political process. But he's working to change that.

Non-profit MYTHIC BRIDGE Supports LGBTQ Youth With A Heart-stopping PSA For Suicide Prevention Month

Mythic Bridge | Posted 08.25.2016 | Teen
Mythic Bridge

Mythic Bridge supports at-risk youth through the transformative power of filmmaking. We enable them to actualize their potential through filmmaking workshops.

The Next Generation Is Ready To Lead. Here's How To Empower Them

Tom Wilson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Impact
Tom Wilson

I hear people say this all the time: Today’s youth are lazy, entitled and self-absorbed. My response — my emphatic response — is they’re wrong...


Alexis Glick | Posted 08.02.2016 | Education
Alexis Glick

"CHARTING THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM" Continuity - and change - in a signature event. The great American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrot...

A Time For Action

Kehkashan Basu | Posted 06.28.2016 | Teen
Kehkashan Basu

Bold steps are required and it is for developed nations to take the lead and show the way. Ombudspersons must be instituted at all levels -- national, regional and international for them to become effective. They must be the voice of civil society and in order to be effective need to possess the key ingredients of legitimacy, independent authority, accessibility and transparency.

Sparking Empowerment to End Campus Sexual Assault

Bridget Anshus | Posted 04.21.2016 | College
Bridget Anshus

In the end, I hope to empower others to stand up alongside survivors and against rape culture and sexual assault. I hope that I am contributing to eliminating the one in four and one in 16 statistics by helping to educate others and allow traditionally muted voices to be heard.

What Does it Mean to 'Empower' Youth?

Andrea Boakye | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Andrea Boakye

Today, youth in America are making strides to change the world around them. From powerful social media movements, to political organizing and protesting on the ground, the voice and passion of young people have convinced society to take us seriously.

Why the World Needs More BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

Sarah Danielle | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Danielle

Since the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! awards show began airing on BET in 2011 it has added a new level of awareness to the brand, what it represents as well as its mission and purpose within our community.

Need Help, But on a Budget? Hire an Intern.

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Students will be grateful for the opportunity to prove themselves in a real-world setting -- getting the job experience they need to be competitive in the workplace. And you'll be happy to get the support staff you need, without putting your bank account into the red.

Life After Davos: An Open Letter to the Global Shapers and World Economic Forum Communities

ReGeneration | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact

ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.

Superheroine Princesses Protecting the People and the Planet

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Pavita Singh, MPH

Fashion designer and feminist, Coco Chanel, said, "A girl should be two things. Who and what she wants." I don't believe that all princesses have to wear glittery pink dresses and dazzling tiaras. And I definitely don't think that every fairy tale needs a prince.

It's Time to Talk: South Asian Women in the U.S. Have Some of the Highest Suicide Rates

Sheena Vasani | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheena Vasani

I hope to initiate conversation not just about the mental health crisis in our communities, but also about what it actually means to be an emotionally healthy South Asian female.

Empowering the Next Generation of Changemakers

Vanessa Zuabi | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Zuabi

"When I met Nadeen, I saw that one day, she could be the next biggest designer, but she simply had no source of support around her, and it was likely her talent would die without the right tools and resources."

Youth Empowerment Matters

Alexis Glick | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Alexis Glick

We know that empowering youth can be as simple as listening to them. And when youth are actively engaged in a problem that concerns them, outcomes are better.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.

Civic Agency and Executive Function: An Emerging Conversation

Harry Boyte | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Harry Boyte

A conversation is just beginning between practitioners and theorists of civic agency and scholars and educators promoting educational experiences which develop Executive Function. It may have large potential.

Champions For Change: Meet The Champions Series

Champions for Change | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Champions for Change

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy, and yet tens of thousands of women and children die there each year due to lack of maternity care, preventable disease and poor health infrastructure, among other causes. This series brings a diversity of perspectives from around Nigeria to the table to discuss this critical moment in Nigeria's history and how Nigerians can work together to build a healthy future for all.

Getting Behind Urban Youth Empowerment in America

Tabatha Turman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Tabatha Turman

The start of a New Year has always been a time of reflection for me -- looking back on what I have done, where I came from, and who helped me along the way. The start of 2015 is no different. Let us as a country reflect on where we are, how we got here, and how can we empower our youth to become better citizens for tomorrow.

The Boggs School Oral History Project: Linking Youth and Elders to the Past, Present and Future

Laura De Palma | Posted 02.16.2015 | Detroit
Laura De Palma

The Oral History Club is a powerful example of the importance of intergenerational dialogue between our youth and the elders. It is the knowing of what has been that informs the limitless possibility of what can be.

Why I'm So Glad That You're Not Good Enough

Katie Pitsis | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Pitsis

There is a big craze making its rounds at the moment where people are getting rid of their feelings of not being good enough and replacing it with the new belief that "I am good enough." I'm here to inform you that you are NOT good enough. And for that you should be deeply grateful!

Did You Count Yourself Out? Think Again

Brandon J. Espinosa | Posted 12.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Brandon J. Espinosa

I recently had the fortunate pleasure of presenting at Voto Latino's 4th and final Power Summit of the year in San Jose, California.

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil
Robin McGraw

It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.

Let's Face It

Tamzin Merchant | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Tamzin Merchant

The challenge of providing health care and education to 1.8 billion youth, of teaching 175 million people to read a sentence, might seem daunting or even impossible. But look how far we've come.

Envisioning a World Where Youth Voices Matter

Diane Fender | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In order for true change to occur, youth should be included in global conversations, and policy and decision-making processes.

Championing the Empowerment of Young Women - on International Youth Day and Beyond

Bill Reese | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Bill Reese

I was thrilled to receive a book signing invitation recently from a long-time friend, colleague, and champion of women's empowerment issues, Ritu Shar...