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Unlocked: Juvenile Probation Reformed

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

In Wayne County, Michigan, a teen named Debbie sat down for her weekly meeting with Juvenile Justice Specialist, Susan Wiley. "Have you been drug screening as you've been required to?" Wiley asked.

Unlocked: From Probation to Incarceration

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

At the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro California, Assistant Superintendent Brian Hopson led a tour through the huge, 360-bed juvenile detention center. Nearly half the beds were empty. Hopson's footsteps echoed down the hall as he unlocked a door to an unoccupied unit.

Unlocked: The Understaffing of Juvenile Hall

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

When they're short on guards, supervisors sometimes run what they call split recs -- basically dividing recreation, exercise, and dinner time in half. Fifteen kids come out while the other 15 remain in their cells.

Barbara Lee Hosts Community Forum on Racial Justice

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

On August 18th, 2015 Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a community forum at Brookins AME Church in Oakland, CA to discuss policing, church shootings, and racist policies in America. Watch.

Bridging the Geezer-Young Person Gap to Drive Climate Change Solutions

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Elders and youngers working together can meet the epic challenge of climate change. As Pope Francis writes, "The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development."

Meet the Young Leader Competing to Be the First Openly Gay Man in Space

Katie Sgarro | Posted 08.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Katie Sgarro

Sayid hopes to use this opportunity as a vehicle to create meaningful, positive social change within the realm of LGBTQ human rights back on Earth.

Empower Your Youth, Solve Your Ills: Cultivating Innovation in the 21st Century with IBM

Maya Horgan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology
Maya Horgan

For developing nations in particular, opportunity lies in the minds of its inhabitants. Most importantly, youth inhabitants.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Johnny Sobczyk of The Brilliant Club

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.19.2015 | 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.

A Partnership for the Next Generation: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Please join me in celebrating these 20 inspiring youth leaders and the seed grants that we were able to give them.

Native American Youths Transform Tribal Community by Reconnecting with Cultural Roots -- A Strength- and Passion-based Education Approach

Reiner Lomb | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Reiner Lomb

These young people are proud of their community, their families, and their culture and they want an opportunity to show the world their resilience and ability to overcome adversity.

Tom Shoval Talks About Youth: To Be or Not to Be Young, and Israeli

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I crave, in no particular order, respect for the audience, respect for the story and its characters and respect for women. It boils down to the basic definition of the principle of this grand word "respect," which is "due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights or traditions of others."

Generation Inspiration: Giving Youth the Opportunities They Seek to Change the World

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

There is growing recognition that we need to find ways to harness the drive and commitment of young people, and leverage their unique skills.

Relating to Dad Is Complicated

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Looking back I think they (especially Dad) were simply afraid of the unknown and couldn't bear "what the neighbors would think" about them as parents if I was so different... and I was... so different.

Refocusing Boy Scouts Post-SCOTUS: Making Global Citizens

Stephan Said | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Stephan Said

With its many millions of youth aspiring to such a forward thinking global citizenship, the potential of Scouting in today's rapidly changing world landscape cannot be underestimated, and should be maximized.

Bold Changemaker Journeys for Building a Better World

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

As the world observes International Youth Day this week, I wanted to feature the direct voices of young changemakers who are unafraid of challenging the status-quo and refuse to accept the way things are

Young Eritrean Refugees in Ethiopia Paint Grim Realities

Christian Fuchs | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
Christian Fuchs

More than 130,000 Eritrean refugees have crossed the border to Ethiopia escape human rights abuses. Eritrean youth flee forced indefinite military conscription as well as torture at the hands of an oppressive government.

Youth as Catalysts of Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.14.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We are crossing a path of crucial moment as youth, and it is our duty as young leaders to continue working for social welfare, where there are opportunities of success for all and where poverty, marginalization, inequality, or any form of discrimination doesn't exist.

Handcuffs Are Not the Solution to Children's Challenging Behaviors

Dr. Brigitte Vittrup | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Dr. Brigitte Vittrup

When an adult responds to a child's behavior with pain inducing force, the child is more likely to become fearful and to reject any message the adult is trying to convey.

Why Youth Day Is Vital for All Generations

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

So today on International Youth Day, which the UN has commemorated as an awareness day to draw attention to the legal and culture issues surrounding youth, my hope is that we go beyond awareness and take action to support the efforts of young people having a positive impact on the world.

The World Is More Dangerous Now for Young People Than Ever. But They Are Fighting Back.

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

Young people these days are fired up, with good reason. They are passionate, and they can and will bring change in a world that, we can only hope, they may understand even better than we do.

What Will It Take to Realize Pakistan's Potential?

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 08.12.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

As a former finance minister myself, I know that the logic of better policies often clashes with entrenched attitudes, vested interests and real or perceived security concerns. It takes tough decision-making and persistence to succeed.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet John Hogan of TeenForce

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.12.2015 | 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.

Power to the Youth, Power to the World

Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Patricia T. Morris, Ph.D.

The young women we spoke with have the power to change the world--they are identifying the issues that hold back women, girls, and families, and they are uniquely able to pinpoint the kinds of policy and shifts in social relations that need to happen to make a real difference.

From Teens in Jail to Teens Onstage: The Odyssey Project

Ming Holden | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Ming Holden

The Odyssey Project, now in its fifth year, is using the arts to combat recidivism for juvenile offenders in a completely unprecedented way: by creating an arts-based "intervention" at that critical point near the end of a juvenile offender's teen years, when, like Odysseus, they have life choices to make that will indelibly determine their future's path.

Why We Must Invest In Youth For A Sustainable Future

Arancha González | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

It is no coincidence that in the wake of the Arab Spring, investment in youth-related initiatives, especially related to employment, has increased sharply.