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What Did You Do Today to Support Young People?

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.13.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

In just a few days, the main halls of the United Nations headquarters will be filled with the lovely faces and vibrant energies of young people from all over the world, who will take part in the 2016 Winter Youth Assembly

Why the UN Is Prioritizing Youth in 2016

Oh Joon | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Oh Joon

Not only must the world's youth play a critical role in shaping their own future and the future of the planet, but the current challenges to sustainable development all too frequently impact children and youth disproportionately today.

Many Low-Income Students Use Only Their Phone to Get Online. What Are They Missing?

The Conversation US | Posted 02.11.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

My research has explored underserved youth's use of technology to discover and participate in content related to their interests. Having access only through their mobile devices means that low-income families and youth do not have the same access to the Internet as those with other Internet connections

Eric Agyeman: from rock bottom to a book launch

Sarah Cannata | Posted 02.11.2016 | Books
Sarah Cannata

"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." - Brian Tracy Fo...

My First Opera Remembered

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.10.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"L'Orphée" marked my first opera--a beautiful tale that swept me away with tides of excellent execution. I was expecting Greco-Roman and I got mid-ce...

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

New Study Reveals Youth Could Have Significant Impact on 2016 Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races.

Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Max Guinn

Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in...

The Middle East Must Think Beyond the Barrel

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sarah Elzeini

As the Gulf region experiences plunges in oil prices, new goods and services are needed to diversify the economy beyond hydrocarbon production. Now is the time for both government and corporate entrepreneurship responsibility.

Freaking Out in Our 40s, by the Last Unbotoxed Woman on Earth

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 02.05.2016 | Comedy
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I also realize it is not only skin deep. We are reading all sorts of ludicrous books on feminism that we may never have picked up 15 years ago (for me, it's Fear of Flying.. I'm not knocking Ms. Jong, but I would not have appreciated it in my 30s). We are determining our identities and one step further and more subconsciously, our legacies.

Africa Is Not A Hopeless Continent

Sibusiso Sgwane | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Sibusiso Sgwane

The beautiful and resource rich continent of Africa has for many years been portrayed by Western media as hopeless, futureless, poverty-stricken, corr...

Millennials Paving The Way: Advice To My Younger Self

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Yasamin Beitollahi

I recently reached out to some of the most influential and inspiring people in my life for smart and practical advice they would give to their younger selves. These role models are proof that even in times of change, the glass ceiling can be crushed.

Recovery High Schools: It's Time to Invest in Our Youth

Brooke M. Feldman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Brooke M. Feldman

Rather than wait for juvenile justice system involvement or a tragic, preventable early death, the time is now to expand community-based resources that can support young people in their recovery journeys.

There Is Only One Issue Worth Voting on in 2016

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

Here's a bold declaration: Despite the rancor accompanying this year's races and last year's congressional session, there is only one issue worth voting on. It's a deceptively simple issue too; massively important, but, oddly, still one a vast majority of Americans agree on.

Inspiring Connections and Conversations: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.

Why Us Millennials Feel the Bern (aka We Need Hope)

Sam Dale | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Sam Dale

ernie Sanders is offering something new and different: real change. He's proffering up action on climate change, less war, a justice system overhaul, universal healthcare, and a chance for genuine economic opportunity.

The Bernie Sanders effect

Wade Norris | Posted 02.01.2016 | Denver
Wade Norris

I have been active in the Democratic party here in Colorado since 2000. Here in Jefferson County frankly, the majority of the loyal Democratic activis...

9 Million Kids in Isolation. In America.

David B. Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2016 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

When Charlie Bean met Malik Avery, he was a high school dropout. Charlie is a dropout recruiter in St. Louis who connects with kids to get them back i...

Jailing Kids? We Can Do Better

ACLU of Washington | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
ACLU of Washington

On any given day, more than 60,000 children are locked up in our nation's juvenile facilities. Whether it's an urban jail or a rural boot camp, the results are the same.

Tennis, Anyone?

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

How many people spent a part of the holiday break training for their next athletic encounter? If you answered in the affirmative, then you are eithe...

Opening Address at European Youth Parliament: NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS

Sarah Jameel | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Sarah Jameel

Distinguished guests, organizers, and fellow delegates of the European Youth Parliament. My Dear Fellow Humans -- good morning.

My Forever Seventeenth Summer

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

Just because we are a certain age, in a certain place in time and living so far away from where we once were, our minds, our hearts and our spirits are not any different from who we were in our seventeenth year.

Life After Davos: An Open Letter to the Global Shapers and World Economic Forum Communities

ReGeneration | Posted 01.27.2016 | Impact

ReGen, the initiative I had promised myself and the Global Shapers community on behalf of the Athens Hub upon leaving Davos, is now a reality. Through ReGen, we've waged our very own modern day Battle of Thermopylae. A best-practice that against all odds delivers measurable, on-going, and resilient impact exemplifying the Forum's values.

[Y] FACTOR, a Continued Questioning of What Young People Can Do

Enika Bushi | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Enika Bushi

Young successful start-uppers together with experts on innovation coming from local and regional authorities came together at the 3rd edition of [Y] FACTOR. The conference, hosted and organized by the young professionals at the European Committee of Regions in Brussels, aimed to discover synergies on strengthening the 'smart' and innovative components within European cities.

Why Yesterday Was A Huge Day For Youth Justice

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Lisa Pilnik

This week's developments are just part of a larger wave of reform in how communities and the justice system view and treat young people, and a growing recognition that some of our past practices and policies were ineffective.