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Youth Empowerment

Youth for Technology Foundation: Reinvigorating Rural Communities through Reverse Migration & Youth Empowerment

Pro Journo | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

When Njideka Harry answers the phone, her voice is warm and smooth. As she begins to tell me about the foundation she started twelve years ago, her tone conveys both humility and confidence.

The Language of Youth Empowerment

Urban Alliance | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMany areas of Washington, D.C. are described in ways that don't accurately reflect the true character of the residents, but are still applied indiscriminately.

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.

Be the Change You Wish To See in the World

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

We're told from a young age that it's important to know how much our opinions matter. But when we try to speak up about our own education, we're constantly shot down.

Time, Change and the Youth of America

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

What I'm trying to say is, things change and sometimes new ideas need to be welcomed and accepted to move forward in society. It's time that youth take initiative to speak up about the causes they care.

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Neale Godfrey

For as long as there has been someone with an idea, there has been someone else to list the reasons that idea won't work. Life is full of obstacles and naysayers. Even laws and mores can conspire to keep us from chasing our dreams. Don't let them win.

The Intersection of Activism and Adolescence

Carmin Chappell | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

I am not perfect. I don't try to be; I keep my goals manageable and my expectations realistic. I am a teenager, which I think is a synonym for "someone who makes mistakes."

Youthists & Age Discrimination

Hung Vo | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Hung Vo

While attention is given to discrimination against people of different races, gender and sexual orientation, age discrimination remains a topic that few speak about.

How To Find What Makes You Holler

Hasib Muhammad | Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen
Hasib Muhammad

Is there something you don't know how to do? Learn it. Is there something you fear? Overcome it. Is there something you see wrong in this world? Fix it.

Career Day: A Lesson Seniors Will Never Forget

Judy Frankel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Judy Frankel

"What is that sucking sound?" I asked a classroom of seniors at San Pedro High School in California. I had been invited to speak for their Career Day, Making a Difference In Our Youth. Upon the wall I showed a picture of a vacuum cleaner. A few giggles erupted through the room.

24 Life Lessons From Our Bloggers

Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

One year ago today, HuffPost Teen celebrated our first day of school here at the Huffington Post, and we were like: But in all seriousness, a l...

Local Youth Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Shines Optimistic Light on Giving With "Gotta Give" Campaign

Rosalind Ross | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Rosalind Ross

For whatever reason, when people conspire to give we witness a tremendously uplifting display of humanity.

The Power of Young Hollywood

Zach Veach | Posted 11.23.2012 | Teen
Zach Veach

It is very inspiring to see young celebrities put their time and talents toward a charitable cause. I am proud to be a teenager in this generation of youth who inspire, lead and give back.

In True Fashion, a Youth Entrepreneurial Nonprofit, Launches "Gotta Give" Campaign

Rosalind Ross | Posted 11.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Rosalind Ross

"Gotta Give" is inspired by the idea that giving, whether a personal or societal imperative, is essential to the betterment of society and the enrichment of humanity.

Youth Advisory Board Summit - LA 2012

Ruby Chaffee | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Ruby Chaffee

I came into the weekend with an open mind and few expectations. I left with a broader understanding of what it is to work on a team.

Hero in Action Nimansha Jain: Mobilizing Youth to Bridge the Generation Gap

Dylan Mahalingam | Posted 10.07.2012 | Teen
Dylan Mahalingam

The Grandfather Youth Task Force is a group that is taking initiative to bridge the inter-generational divide. Nimansha's initiative includes an activity to bridge the technology gap.

Educating Through Service

Alex Wirth | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

This weekend, I along with 29 other young people will give away five million dollars. Our goal: to help solve our nation's education problem by integrating service into the school curriculum.

The Year of Youth

Hung Vo | Posted 09.29.2012 | Teen
Hung Vo

All of these individuals have three things in common: they possess an idea, have the desire for change and they can't do it alone.

World Summit Youth Award, Lil' MDGs Seek Young Social Entrepreneurs!

Dylan Mahalingam | Posted 09.08.2012 | Teen
Dylan Mahalingam

Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in fighting injustice, as we witness for the first time in history the emergence of a global youth culture forging an awareness of our universality.

Meet The 25 Most Influential Young People In The World!

Posted 06.18.2012 | Teen

Last month, HuffPost Teen shared amazing, inspiring and moving stories from the 25 most powerful and influential young people in the world. These inc...

Young Environmental Leaders Connect via Facebook Initiative

Charles Orgbon | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen
Charles Orgbon

The Young Environmentalists Network is a youth-led network that provides a support group for any young leader who wishes to take their environmental efforts to the next level.

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.

'The Secret Power Of Customer Service Jobs'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Rachael Prokop The jobs available to teenagers seem designed to make you feel powerless. Mechanically stuffing groceries into plastic bags. Serv...

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.

Talking About Soccer With The King Of Swaziland

Kyle Weiss | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Kyle Weiss

FUNDaFIELD's soccer fields have the greatest impact on kids in areas that have recently undergone conflict or some sort of traumatic experience. It amazes me how soccer can break down barriers.