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Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

Verbal Safe Haven

Lianna Serko | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

I think it is human nature for people to be wary of the way others perceive and interpret their thoughts. And I think that this is the root of the trend to tend towards expressing our beliefs in terms of "feeling" rather than "thinking."

Measuring the Wellbeing of Young People: A Real Step Forward

Bill Reese | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

"You can't manage what you can't measure," says the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Chris Nassetta. And he should know. His company is a leader in the travel...

Yagana Shah

7 Reasons Why You'd Never Want To Be Young Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

As age creeps up on you, you might find yourself reminiscing about the good ol' days of youth. Well, snap out of it. Your mind is playing tricks on yo...

Navigating the Rapids of Culture Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social ch...

Parents: Do Alcohol Advertisers Target Our Children?

David Jernigan, PhD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
David Jernigan, PhD

The take-home here is that the self-regulated guidelines are not protecting youth from alcohol exposure. As a parent, what I'd most want to know is the following: Are these companies targeting advertising for their products to my child?

Protecting Our LGBT Youth From Conversion Therapy

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

It's almost hard to believe in 2014 in the United States that what has come to be known as "conversion therapy" still exists. The sad truth is that this damaging practice is alive and well in many parts of the country, including in progressive states like New York.

A Transgender Teacher in Hawai'i Inspires a Global Campaign

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

At a time when transgender and gender-nonconforming people the world over face harassment, violence, discrimination and even murder, we are excited to be launching a new film-based campaign from Hawai'i that takes a fresh approach to making the world more just and inclusive.

Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple

Deborah Temkin | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.

Is a Touch of Reverence Too Much to Ask?

Richard French | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports
Richard French

What happened to baseball over the last 30 years? Every current pro stands on the shoulders of previous generations of players and owes them -- and the game -- their respect and gratitude.

Our Look at Kalegate: a Chance to Find Common Ground

Johanna Gilligan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Johanna Gilligan

At Grow Dat Youth Farm, we've been taking in what we refer to in jest as "the great kale controversy of 2014" from a distance, until recently, when th...

Day 2 Recap: Keeping Youth and Human Rights in Focus

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

What is population and development about if NOT about human rights and youth?

The Disenfranchised Changemakers

Zak Malamed | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Zak Malamed

The most disrespectful thing you can say to young people is, "you are the leaders of tomorrow." This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where young people are stigmatized to believe that there is a minimum age for being capable of changing the world.

'Middle East Now': Changing the World, One Film at a Time

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Personally, I feel that the elusive "peace" -- along with inseparable companions, justice and equality -- in the region will come out of what one filmmaker calls "artistic resistance."

Myth of Age + Experience in Innovation Equation

Bill Donius | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Bill Donius

For years, a widely accepted "truism" of many businesses and organizations has been that effective leadership has to come from within the ranks of tho...

Another Potential Consequence of Hook-Up Culture

Marc Barnett | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Marc Barnett

Thinking to myself the other day, I unfortunately realized a sad truth in my life: I simply feel more comfortable, more at ease, more self-confident in bed with a girl than asking a girl out on a date.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

The Palmist: A Short Story from Birds of Paradise Lost:

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.01.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

The Palmist is a short story collected in Andrew Lam's latest book, Birds of Paradise Lost. It was published in March of 2013 and won a Pen/Josephine ...

Asking for More for Young Black Gay Men

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

These goals seek to further the abilities of these young men, who grew up in a world that gives them ample examples of the price of business as usual. However they sit at a point of change, to move the needle is a different direction.

Why We Need Increased Mental Health Resources to Combat the Economic Downturn

Christopher Holmberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holmberg

With the increase in organizational capacities utilizing social media, and the lessons learnt from the recent occupy movements, adolescents of today are in an excellent position to spur youth-led activism.

Creating Opportunities for Youth -- The Way Forward for the Arab World

Sima Bahous | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Sima Bahous

This week the United Nations Development Programme is convening a forum in Tunis to launch a new global strategy that puts youth at the center of all ...

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

About Time

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Ombretta Di Dio

I don't know if I've actually grown older or if my mind is trying to quickly catch up with my body because it doesn't want to be left behind.

Time to Reroute the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Howard Meitiner | Posted 03.28.2014 | Crime
Howard Meitiner

We're dealing with individuals with complex behavioral issues, and it's going to take a village to change the status quo. We must improve care and understanding for kids before they turn to a life of violence.

Changemakers in Every Village: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...