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The Case of Jane Doe: How Public Systems Fail Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Shannan Wilber | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Shannan Wilber

Sadly, her story is all too familiar. Too many children "rescued" by the government from families unable to care for them are abandoned to caregivers who subject them to abuses more terrible than those prompting the state's intervention in the first place.

Action Will Lead Us to the End of Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Changing the Story of Our World

Abhi Nangia | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

You've heard this story before. You know that there are millions of people making a living in trash dumps. You know that most youth don't have access to healthy, nutritious food. To safe drinking water. To toilets. You know that most youth don't make it past 30 here.

Sugar, The Movie, And Homeless Youth In America

Leslie Handler | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Handler

It's a beautiful film with a superb acting ensemble of both professional actors and actual homeless people.

Stem Education Matters to Our National Security, Innovation and World Leadership

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

At the end of each story, the Playbook Role Models share heart-felt advice for girls to apply to their career path. Then, questions are asked of the reader to help them take the first step to writing their own playbook.

Playground at DC General a "Victory for Children"

Street Sense | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Street Sense

At the District's family shelter at the former DC General Hospital, a new playground is beginning to take shape, offering the promise of much-needed fun and exercise to nearly 500 homeless children.

Young Leaders on the Front Lines to Defend Voter Rights

Andrew Gillum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Andrew Gillum

This month courageous students and a handful of civil rights organizations are challenging a voter ID law in North Carolina -- saying it discriminates...

Here's How You Train the Next Generation of Preservationists

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser A HOPE Crew in Paterson, New Jersey, paints Hinchliffe Stadium in April. As any preservationist knows, the task of caring for and ...

Home Is Where the Heart Is and Other Lies

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Katie Tandy

The knots in the wooden floor were raised so high they could send you sprawling. The linoleum tiles in the kitchen made my feet sweat. I hated that house.

'Would You Let Your Daughter Color Her Hair Blue?'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 07.17.2014 | Chicago
The University of Central Florida Forum

My micro-miniskirts and go-go boots had given way to pencil skirts, cardigan sweaters and high-heeled shoes. And my sense of freedom and adventure had been lost somewhere in the mix.

Abuse Allegations Still Plague Religious Homes for Troubled Teens

Maurice Chammah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Maurice Chammah

Though attitudes about appropriate disciplinary practices for children have certainly shifted over the last decade and a half, the debate on them is hardly closed.

The Future of the American Mood: Hispanic Millennials in Border States

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Latino Voices
Marian Salzman

California and Texas, as well as Arizona and New Mexico, aren't just on the geographical border of the United States and Mexico. They're also a frontier between the America that we were and the America we're rapidly becoming.

Congrats to Congress on a Job Well Done -- WIOA Passes Both Houses!

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

The WIOA provides access to training, education and workforce services that all of America's workers, regardless of ability, need to compete in a global economy.

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Jennifer Peck

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?

A Break(dance) From the Elections: The Streets Hit the Kabul Stage

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Payvand Seyedali

In the midst of elections chaos, as allegations of fraud, ensuing demonstrations, and occasional disturbing silences rock through Kabul, these under-18s seem to have better things to do.

Parliamentarian to the Slums: Former Kibera Resident Shows the Children of Poverty How to Climb Up to Power

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The people of Kenya power on, in quiet courage, working to build a peaceful and prosperous future. Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, a son of the Kibera slums who got his "chance out," now works with thousands of students in need to give them the same.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "...

A Millennial Perspective

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Jasmine Crockett

Millennials like to feel like they belong. They like to feel like they are needed, especially in the work place. This doesn't mean that they are needy and dependent. This means that they like their work or relationships to be meaningful.

Three Ways to Galvanize Youth Philanthropic Action

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

What I see over and over again is that many of today's youth wish to make positive change in their communities. The problem is that they need a little support and encouragement from the rest of us.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

Here's Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Business Insider | Hayley Peterson | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

Move over, millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z....

More Pride Needed Over Treatment of Homeless Young People: 5 Things You Should Know to Help

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

I want to share with you five things that you might not know about homeless youth and ask you to share with your networks. The more that people understand this problem, the more that we can rally behind efforts to create solutions.