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Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Ariel Smilowitz

It is crucial that we communicate, engage, and empower youth through a medium they not only understand, but also have almost universal access to, so that they can truly transform their own lives and the lives of those around them.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Fabio Bibancos of Turma do Bem (TdB)

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

The Pursuit of Dreams and the Ugly Trolls of Resistance

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

"On the field of the Self stand a knowing and a dragon. You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon." -- Steven Pressfield, Do The Work The road to ...

A Vocational Selfie: The Discernment Deck

Wayne Meisel | Posted 07.29.2015 | College
Wayne Meisel

Vocational discernment is about doing your homework and figuring out what is out there and what is not. It's about listening to your heart instead of the voices of others when deciding what to do. It's about deciding to explore and try and not worry about saving face or what others might think.

Youth as Engines of Change

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.27.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

For cities across the Global South with rapidly-growing populations, youth are widely seen as holding the keys to the future. At the same time, however, they typically face higher rates of unemployment than the rest of the population.

Baseball From the Lower End of the Lineup

Rebecca Stoufis | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Stoufis

A long time ago, I cheered for my adorable smiling preschooler as he hit the tee, and finally the ball after his fifth swing. The following year, I asked Nikolas if he'd like to play T-ball again and he replied, "No, baseball is a waste of my life." A few years passed and Nikolas announced he'd like to give the sport another try.

Embracing the Youth of Today, Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Michael Mauldin | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

Even if we can't always relate to their music, don't understand what they're doing on social media, or think they push the envelope a little too much, let's embrace the next generation and take time to listen to what they have say.

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Sebastien Marot of Friends-International

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Every day, social entrepreneurs from around the world are seizing opportunities others miss to improve broken systems, innovate and develop solutions to change society for the better.

American Christianity Has Been Hijacked

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Mikah Meyer

Why has American Christianity become known for the pain it causes? Let American Christianity stop being known as a religion that hurts, as a faith focused on what we're against, and instead let them know we are Christians by our love.

The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

How the Best Traditions Help Adolescents Lead Healthier Lives -- And How They Can Alter Adults' Stereotypical Views of Them

Christopher Phillips | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Christopher Phillips

it is my experience, in the hundreds of dialogues I've held with adolescents, that no one is more open and honest and piercing than than they are when it comes to investigating questions such as: Who am I? Who can I become? What do I want to be when I grow up? It behooves the rest of us, at every age and stage, to hold inquiries on such questions with them, so we can be privy to their keen insights.

LGBT "Treatment" Programs Are Often Child Abuse

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

It isn't "treatment" to withhold food and water from a youth. It isn't treatment to beat a teenager. And nothing should ever be considered treatment that involves denial of medical care, solitary confinement, electric shocks or public humiliation. That's not therapeutic. That's child abuse.

To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

On Heroin, Ohio, and Storytelling for Change

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics
Rebekah Bolser

We cannot seek to prevent the collapse of communities we deem valuable while ignoring the ones that produced these issues. We forget that there are people who are dying who have lived lives that we do not understand and who have people who love them as much as we love those around us and that this lack of connection with those affected prohibits us from developing comprehensive solutions.

White House Conference on Aging -- Tear Down those Walls

Donna M. Butts | Posted 07.15.2015 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

It's time to tear down these age-segregated walls and rebuild the bridges -- the social compact -- that made our country economically viable and strong.

Christina Wilkie

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Fights To Help Keep Kids Out Of Prison

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four senators from both ends of the political spectrum will introduce a bill Wednesday that is aimed at keeping at-risk young people out...

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet David Hertz of Gastromotiva

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

Introducing the Ma'Ati: An Online Epic Novel & Travel Magazine

Shamira Muhammad | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Shamira Muhammad

My family and I were nomadic nearly my entire childhood, and as an adult I have traveled to over ten countries and lived in three. While freelancing in Paris, several friends began asking for help constructing fun itineraries for their trips abroad.

How and Why I Launched a National Nonprofit As a High School Sophomore

Pooja Chandrashekar | Posted 07.14.2015 | Teen
Pooja Chandrashekar

Four years ago, on my first day of high school, I looked around my fourth period AP Computer Science class. The familiar mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with all first days was there, but there was something more disconcerting.

Our Iran Moment

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

This deal, which refuses to face the regime's vehement anti-Semitism and its perilous nature, undermines the very foundation we stand on as free and open democracies.

Young Voices in Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
XPRIZE

Young people can be an amazing source of unconventional thinking. Adora Svitak, a 17-year-old writer, feminist and education advocate, talks about the importance of young voices in innovation.

Heeding the Call to Serve Humanity

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

As a young boy in my early teens, I was awakened to my calling of service to humanity. It was still veiled from total revelation as it should be at that time in life. However, the core principle that my life was created to serve was instilled then and is still very prevalent today.

Detroit Kids Deserve Outdoor Adventures Too

Lisa Diggs | Posted 07.09.2015 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

When you grow up in a city, it's easy to become somewhat immune to the charms of the surrounding landscape. Skyline structures have often replaced towering trees. Parks are limited to small spaces between city blocks.

Children, Not Heirs of Hatred and Intolerance

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

After the post-election violence that erupted in 2007 and the signing of a peace agreement, Kenya has made tremendous efforts to build a strong democracy and promote social peace and reconciliation.