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'To the Youth of This City': Have the Cries for Justice in Baltimore Been Heard?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The first day of May seemed to mark a turning point in the story of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of a severe spinal injury incurred while in police custody. His death set off a wave of protests that turned violent this past week.

Interrupting the Cycle of Juvenile Delinquency

Jacquelyn McCroskey | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacquelyn McCroskey

As the system is currently structured, the majority are ordered "home on probation," which involves regular visits with a probation officer while a youth either lives at home or in a court-ordered "suitable placement" with a relative or in a group home. But are these probation programs working?

Remember Your Tender Heart

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Mary McLaurine

Love changes with time, with partners, with children, with age -- sometimes in the blink of an eye. This girl did love that boy to the degree she knew of love and for her mother to dismiss it so casually was to dismiss her daughter's feelings casually.

The Solution to Unemployment? Turning Job Seekers Into Job Creators

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Sunnie Groeneveld

3 million Americans over the age of 50 and roughly 75 million youth worldwide are currently looking for work, with many more not being accounted for as they live and work in informality.

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

What Would Pakistan 2.0 Look Like?

Ravi Kumar | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Ravi Kumar

If you have ever doubted that the mother of invention is necessity, then look no further than Pakistan. Pakistan has struggled to provide opportunities to its people for decades. But the country is turning the tide.

Feds Pay for Drug Fraud: 92 Percent of Foster Care, Poor Kids Prescribed Antipsychotics Get Them for Unaccepted Uses

Art Levine | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

The release in late March of an alarming new report by federal investigators has confirmed in shocking new detail what has been known for years: Poor and foster care kids covered by Medicaid are being prescribed too many dangerous antipsychotic drugs at young ages for far too long -- mostly without any medical justification at all.

Role of Youth in Countering Violent Extremism

Common Ground News Service | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Common Ground News Service

Today, young people are in a paradoxical situation in relation to Islam and the West. This critical situation is rooted in two realities that are seemingly contradictory but inherently complementary.

Baltimore Is Burning

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Danielle Moss Lee

Rioting is irrational. But so is our continuing claim to democracy, due process, and justice. We have no credibility with these kids.

With the 1st Pick of the NFL Draft, We Pick America's Kids

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Alexis Glick

As NFL Draft activities kick off, let's not forget what's happening -- or not happening -- in school gymnasiums, parks, and backyards across the country.

Recent Gun Bill Is Bad for Ohio's Youth

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Rebekah Bolser

My heart aches for the thousands of people who will lose their lives this year to gun violence. The thousands of families who will mourn their loved ones.

Tomorrow's Leaders Today

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

One Young World is the preeminent global forum for leaders aged 18-30. The not-for-profit organization hosts an annual Summit with 1,300 delegates from all 196 countries; drawn from businesses, universities, NGOs and other forward thinking organizations.

Making the Shift from Raising Awareness to Raising Healthy Kids

David Satcher, MD, PhD | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
David Satcher, MD, PhD

Schools provide many opportunities, and share a responsibility, to help children learn healthy habits, if for no other reason than because such habits are intrinsically linked to academic success.

Young Palestinians Push for a Gender-Equal Constitution

UN Women | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
UN Women

"I used to be afraid to give my opinion, but now I tell people about complex issues like politics, women's rights and the Constitution. I feel strong," says 24-year-old Amani Thawabta, a law school graduate from Palestine. Although she speaks about lobbying for women's rights as powerfully as a lifelong advocate, that wasn't always the case.

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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...