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Open Letter to the Youth of Indiana

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 03.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

As a depressed and isolated queer young person, I never thought I would one day have a husband, be living in the gayest city in the world, and be writing a letter like this to people like you.

Poland's Luckiest Generation

John Feffer | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
John Feffer

We are also trying to diminish the influence of the Church in Poland. Poland is a very conservative country. We are definitely for secularism. And we are not for the unlimited free market deciding everything. Some things cannot be managed in a business way.

Yemen Is Bleeding

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 03.27.2015 | World
YaLa Young Leaders

All I want in this moment to stand with my family and friends against those rebels, to face them with education, to make them understand that life is not only about power, to make them realize that there is freedom of choice and freedom of thoughts, but who am I to stand against them?

Nothin' but a Number

Todd Lombardo | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Todd Lombardo

Age seemed different for our parents. They appeared older, sooner, settling into the middle of their story without worrying about what it looked like on Facebook. At least from the perspective of a 12-year-old, whose biggest concern at the time was the fate of Marty McFly.

Is Good Art Too Dangerous for Kids?

Megan Alrutz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Arts
Megan Alrutz

Artists and adults at large need to think about how to engage young people in important questions and messy content in a developmentally-appropriate way. But we also should help youth think critically and arrive at their own conclusions. And we must address content that is relevant to their lives and addresses youth perspectives.

The Collaborative Future: From Rio +20 to World Water Day

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

When we work together we can create the future Mother Earth deserves. Solutions are as simple as creating innovative ways to get people to transition...

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

Towards a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Urban Future

Hung Vo | Posted 03.12.2015 | Teen
Hung Vo

Our future continues to be threatened by poverty, climate change and social inequity. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clear that only through solidarity and cooperation can we begin to solve these dilemmas.

Youth Hold the Key to US Competitiveness

Willa Seldon | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact
Willa Seldon

Since the rise of computing, mobile communications, and the Internet, youth, defined as 16-to-24 year olds, have become increasingly central to business and U.S. competitiveness.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 03.10.2015 | 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.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

Today's Youth Are Our Future World Leaders

Scott Pearson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Scott Pearson

In the history of the world, change often starts with the young. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes. They see the world as it is and ask "why?" and imagine a different world and ask "why not?"

Kundalini Yoga Used to Reach Youth In Underserved Communities and Juvenile Detention Centers

Antoinette Brock | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Antoinette Brock

"Kundalini yoga teaches you how to understand your relationship with the world. We can say a thousand times, "We are one." But saying is not believing and believing it, is not actualizing it in your life.

The Power of Youth Voice

John Gomperts | Posted 03.10.2015 | Education
John Gomperts

Youth voice has always been vital to social and political change in America. From the civil rights marches in Selma that we remember this month to recent presidential elections, youth voice has the power to change the course of the nation.

The Case for Restorative Justice

Nancy Michaels | Posted 03.03.2015 | Education
Nancy Michaels

Restorative justice has the capacity to empower those who have not been empowered in the past. Individuals and communities begin to act collectively, which is necessary in order to challenge the punitive structures that keep our young black and brown boys from succeeding.

Every Student Needs to Have a Meaningful Cross-Cultural Exchange During Their Education

Chris Plutte | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Chris Plutte

Across every continent, thousands of youth are going online and connecting with each other, and not simply to share the latest viral video or to tweet the latest craze. Thousands of our young people are harnessing technology to take their cross-cultural education into their own hands.

Be a Somebody

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The environmental issues that we face as a global community are seemingly insurmountable, and the statistics about the impact and pace of climate change are alarming. However, people like Amira, Truth, Ronnie and Tyshane are somebodies who are doing something.

Girls and Women Must be at the Center of the Global Development Agenda

Katja Iversen | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

For an optimist like me, this is an exciting time to be a global health advocate. I am confident that with resolve, global commitment, true collaboration, and action, the lives of girls and women in 2030 will be dramatically improved. Everywhere.

President Obama to Get Every Kid in a Park

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 02.20.2015 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

This week, President Obama unveiled the "Every Kid in a Park" initiative to connect children and their families with the great outdoors, ensuring millions of kids, regardless of where they live, have an opportunity to take that first step in nature.

Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

Geraldo Rivera: Failed Hip-Hop Icon

Christopher Emdin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media
Christopher Emdin

Recently during a relatively innocuous interview, Geraldo Rivera departed from a line of questioning about his politics and recent experiences shooting a television show to say, "Hip-hop has done more damage to Black and Brown people than racism in the last 10 years."

A Chance to Make a Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The Youth Assembly was not the first time that I visited the United Nations, but it was the first time that I felt truly united with a group of young people like me who, together, radiated the kind of dynamic energy that will change the world.

Advancing Adolescent Health and Rights: Kenya Can Lead the Way

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

This worldwide drive brought together several UN agencies, civil society organizations and donors to reduce new HIV infections among adolescents by at least 75% and increase HIV treatment to reach at least 80% of adolescents living with the virus.

Youth Protest Hong Kong Style: A Q&A on 'Lessons in Dissent' with Filmmaker Matthew Torne

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 02.18.2015 | Media
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Matthew Torne, a British filmmaker, is coming to Southern California soon to show and discuss his documentary Lessons in Dissent, which analyzes the 2012 Hong Kong protests that were triggered by plans to bring mainland style patriotic education to the former Crown Colony.