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When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 04.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Nothing About Us, Without Us: A Reflection on the Young Americas Forum

Martina Buchal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

When I was invited by the Office of the Vice President of Panama to speak at the Young Americas Forum as part of the Summit of the Americas, I knew this was a rare opportunity to get the youth voice to the eardrums of world leaders.

Why My Jewish Faith Is Strengthened by Islam

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Some might suggest that it is the charisma, success or personalities of my Muslim friends that draws me to their words. Yet, I think this understates the meaning of the progressive and distinctively American form of Islam that they articulate and live out.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Former YCombinator Hustler Pulak Mittal Shares His Startup Journey From PennApps to Clever

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...

Minipreneurship: Proving That Entrepreneurship Is Accessible At Any Age

Carrie Rich | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Let's face it, it is no longer uncommon to see millennials go out on a limb, take the road less traveled, and make a positive impact through entrepreneurship. But 7-year-old entrepreneurs... Are we ready for that? Just wait until you read this interview.

An Open Letter to Young Artists: or 'Note to Self'

Peter Molesworth | Posted 04.13.2015 | Arts
Peter Molesworth

The greatest lesson I learned at NYU was that I must relinquish my desire to persecute myself and others for being right or wrong in making art. No, that doesn't mean: "lack a discerning eye," but it does mean pick your battles wisely.

Victor Ochen: Challenging Global Consciousness on Behalf of War Victims

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

Upon hearing the announcement that Victor Ochen was the first Ugandan citizen to get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, I knew I had to talk to him about his journey.

From Geek to Chic: Our Nation's Most Innovative Makers

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 04.09.2015 | Science
Jayme Cellitioci

As a designer of children's science and creativity-based programs, maker is a popular buzzword in my world, but I find it exciting to know that it has seeped its way into common vernacular.

Fighting to Save My Younger Brother's Life

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

We need to offer access to a full array of prevention choices and educate our younger brothers. To be empowered to make decisions that will help to end this epidemic. Making sure they know how to and are able to reach their health potential. Youth and young adults are rising up all over this country to take on the fight to end to this epidemic.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Last Week These Kids Had A Heap Of Junk, And Now They've Got Freedom | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Good News

It took Jean Wilson just four hours, a dozen helpers, $6, a few Facebook posts and one idea to make a big difference for a group of Detroit kids. W...

No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Zoey Gulmi

Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.

The Politics of Youth in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
John Feffer

In parliament, Agnieszka Pomaska's focus has been on European affairs. But because of her age, she has also necessarily been drawn into discussions about the state of Polish youth. I asked her what kind of policies Poland could implement to deal with high youth unemployment and the serious outflow of Polish young people from the country.

How We're Solving Youth 'Apathy'

Michael Flores | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Michael Flores

While we recognize that this is a complex issue and it's going to take a lot of work to empower youth across the country to be active and participating in our government system, we believe that by giving young people the opportunity to create change on the local level, they will feel more invested in their community and that will translate to how they participate in the political process on every scale.

The Fountain of Youth

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevi...

Missing the Forest for the Trees: It's Time to Shift Our Focus from Iran's Leaders to Its Youth

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

Regardless of the outcome of the nuclear talks, there exists an opportunity to promote a more durable relationship that is rooted in citizen to citizen engagement, particularly with Iran's burgeoning youth population.

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.