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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 03.05.2015 | 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.

Why Millennials Can and Will Revolutionize International Development

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The importance of young people engaging with the MDGs, SDGs, and the international development community more broadly stems from the fact that these initiatives will impact our generation and the world that future generations will inherit.

Love Me, but Love Me Not

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Sabhanaz Rashid Diya

Love is a popular concept in urban Bangladesh. Influenced by Hollywood chic flicks and sleazy Bollywood dance numbers, our young couples are eager to go out. As a culture however, public displays of affection are strict no-goes.

The Kids Are All Right: Divining "the Millennial Future"

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.17.2015 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

On the evening of Feb. 11, New America NYC hosted a conversation -- or, if you will, a "convo" -- between four distinguished people who embody in their own right a different slice of a demographic born into the world between the years 1980 and 2000.

Where Have All the Art Kids Gone? (Savannah, Apparently)

Opening Ceremony | Posted 02.11.2015 | Style
Opening Ceremony

Fancying myself a 21st-century Tacitus, I document for you, reader, and for annals of history, my weekend in Fist City.

When I Think About 17

Noelle Newby | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Noelle Newby

Seventeen was a rite of passage. Not yet on our own, but full of force, promise and independence, ensconced in a still-present safety net of support. Friendship was abundant, fierce and fiery. Disappointments permeated, but fun prevailed. When else in our lives do all of these forces converge with such fervor?

Young People: Changing the World for a Better Tomorrow, Today

Eric Dawson | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Eric Dawson

Young people are not the future. They are the present. And in many ways they are the best hope we have for repairing a world divided by fear, hatred, and violence.

The Re-Education of We Are the Ones

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 02.06.2015 | Black Voices
Adebukola Ajao

WATO stresses the pronoun "WE." We encourage all sisters and brothers in the struggle to find their passion, and use it to create positive change, because the goal of a true leader is to create more leaders.

Getting Behind Urban Youth Empowerment in America

Tabatha Turman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Tabatha Turman

The start of a New Year has always been a time of reflection for me -- looking back on what I have done, where I came from, and who helped me along the way. The start of 2015 is no different. Let us as a country reflect on where we are, how we got here, and how can we empower our youth to become better citizens for tomorrow.

Youth Engagement for Better Tomorrows

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Almost half of the world's population is comprised of people under the age of 25. Young people are a powerful force for generating momentum behind global engagement, global development, and the fulfillment of the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

How To Make America A Better Country For Kids

Ray Flynn | Posted 01.30.2015 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

Attention progressives, reformers and political leaders! If you want to see some great sporting events, without all the inevitable chaos, costs and disruption, there is something you can do about it.

Dude Perfect: Come for the Trick Shots and Stereotype Videos; Stay for the Message of Faith

Michael Levin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

Dude Perfect, five buddies who recently graduated Texas A&M, have become one of the hottest sensations on the Internet for their trick shot and "stereotype" videos.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.