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Youth Empowerment

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.

The Moment I Discovered My Greatest Passion

Zander Srodes | Posted 06.30.2012 | Teen
Zander Srodes

The moment my passion found me, I was 11 years old and on the beach in Florida. I saw yellow stakes in the sand where sea turtles had nested. Since that day, I've been working on sea turtle conservation.

Service is Power, and the Power is in Your Hands

Camilo Jimenez | Posted 06.27.2012 | Teen
Camilo Jimenez

One day I realized that producing and creating technology was my passion, and I decided to change the world through my actions.

Meet The 25 Most Powerful And Influential Young People In The World!

Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

Here at HuffPost Teen, we hear incredibly inspiring and empowering stories every day about how young people are changing the world they live in. We th...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

Michael Solis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.

The Power is in Our Fingertips

The Communicator | Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen
The Communicator

Today, after more than a year since the Egyptian revolution began, I realize that only time will tell how effective social media will continue to be in the struggle against inhumane regimes.

Random Idea to Run With: St. Louis Youth Create Big Change

RandomKid | Posted 05.07.2012 | Good News
RandomKid

The random idea here is about unbridled possibility. When you give someone the space to imagine, and you back it with resources, the outcomes can be exponential.

Introducing the Born This Way Foundation

Cynthia Germanotta | Posted 04.30.2012 | Teen
Cynthia Germanotta

2012-02-29-Screenshot20120229at5.59.06PM.jpgToday is a special day for my daughter and me as we share something we've been working on for almost a year and have been talking about as mother and daughter for much longer.

LIVESTREAM: Lady Gaga Launches Born This Way Foundation

Posted 02.29.2012 | Teen

Here at HuffPost Teen, our mission is to highlight the work of amazing teens who are pursuing their passions and changing the world. It's a mission th...

A Step in the Right Direction on Youth Empowerment

Alex Wirth | Posted 04.28.2012 | World
Alex Wirth

If the United States and the State Department are serious about properly empowering young people, there is more that needs to be done to achieve this goal.

America Does Not Happen By Accident

Ming Holden | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Ming Holden

Simply put, America needs not to abandon foreign aid because if it did so, it would forfeit leadership.

Kenya Dispatch: The End of Structure

Ming Holden | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Ming Holden

It wasn't until I mobilized a theater group for female survivors of gang rape at the hands of rebel army soldiers who murdered their parents in front of them that I truly learned what self-expression means to the future of democracy.

The Survival Girls: Kenya, Refugee Youth, and Safe Space

Ming Holden | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Ming Holden

Strife-ridden societies aren't furnished with peaceful town squares. I'm talking about my girls and me sitting in the dirty corner of a church, creating a temporary space from scratch with our presence.

Why Not Hire the Young to Build Their Own Future?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Jobs are scarce for everyone. College students are graduating with record levels of student debt before entering the worst job market for graduates in recent memory.

Q&A With Charde Houston, Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award Recipient

Charde Houston | Posted 09.13.2011 | Sports
Charde Houston

"I have six girls that I really mentor... I'll pick them up and just spend time with them because I'd rather them be with me, a positive role model, than... doing something that could possibly get them in trouble."

The Two Sides of Youth Engagement

Alex Wirth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

It is time for our community leaders to understand that youth must be engaged, and it must be done correctly.

Reality Game Shows Hit Iraq

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

Salam Shabab (which means Peace Youth) is a 9-part series in which 18 teams from different Iraqi provinces compete to become the peace ambassador representing Iraq's youth to parliament.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Nancy Lublin, Youth Empowerer And CEO Of DoSomething.org

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Omo Moses, Who Sees Math As 'The Great Equalizer'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Peace Through Moderation: U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative's Work with Pakistan at Harvard Club

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The Peace Through Moderation (PtM) project of the Alliance for Peacebuilding hosted last week an engaging and exclusive reception recently featuring t...

New Study: Almost Seven Out of Ten Americans Agree: Gang Violence Among Youth Increasing Because of Current Economy

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Gang Membership Up More than 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002. Will Struggling Economy Threaten Nation's Youth this Summer? Teens Converge on Nation's Ca...