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Letter For Ted Cruz: On Behalf Of My Generation

Jonah Bryson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics
Jonah Bryson

I have devoted much of my time and passion to the world we live in. What I find especially disappointing is that climate change doesn't appear to be a concern of yours -- and on behalf of my generation, I am writing you this letter to ask why and urge you to reconsider.

Interview With an Illegal Immigrant by Taha Barakaoui From Tunisia

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
YaLa Young Leaders

I met Mohamed in Palermo, Italy. Mohamed, 31 year old, is an illegal immigrant from Tunisia. He gently accepted to answer to my questions in a small bar at Ballaro market.

Q&A: Justin Lafazan -- Founder, Next Gen Ventures

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

Featured in Forbes, USA Today, The Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and more, Justin Lafazan is an acclaimed entrepreneur, speaker, author and consultant...all at the age of 19.

Changing Lives: A Conversation with Amy Saxton, CEO of Summer Search

Bobbi Silten | Posted 11.18.2015 | Education
Bobbi Silten

Sometimes the decision to change the lives of others can end up changing your own. I had a chance to ask Amy Saxton, CEO of Summer Search, a nonprofit youth development organization focused on education, about her decision to become a champion for underserved youth.

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

The average life expectancy of Americans is about 79 years old, but many young people of color who live in the U.S. aren't certain they'll live past 3...

Why We Must Stop Radicalization

Irina Bokova | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Irina Bokova

Terrorists are not born: they are created, fueled and radicalized, they are taught to hate and kill in cold blood. We need to disarm the process of radicalization, to undo the mechanisms of influence that can place young people on the path to violent extremism. We must teach peace.

Being 60

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

Aging well has only helped me to stay strong and resilient. Maybe it has been a distraction to help me get through the hard times, either way, I am proud of who I am and if being a little obsessed with staying young is seen as shallow and trivial, then so be it. That attitude is one of my beauty secrets!

Michael Caine Makes Rachel Weisz Cry In Exclusive 'Youth' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment

In "Youth," Michael Caine plays Fred, a retired classical musician vacationing with his best friend (Harvey Keitel) in the Swiss Alps when he is aske...

Money Millennials: Liz Wessel and J.J Fliegelman Making Job Hunting Easier

Kofie Yeboah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
Kofie Yeboah

Liz Wessel found J.J. Fliegelman through hacking. At a hackathon, Liz got her way into the backend of a hackathon sign-up form. She went through every resume until she found one that stood out. It was J.J.'s.

Give Kids a Voice at Climate Talks

Samantha Cocco-Klein | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Samantha Cocco-Klein

Climate change is increasingly understood as an issue of inter-generational justice, and it has become a truism that today's children will bear the b...

Gun Violence Is Killing California's Youth: Here Are the Facts You Should Know

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 11.13.2015 | San Francisco
Josh Sugarmann

What's the second leading cause of death for California youth and young adults ages 10 to 24? Sadly, the answer is homicide -- nearly always committed with a gun.

Equipping Africa's Next Generation for Jobs in the Hospitality Industry for Sustainable Growth

Amini Kajunju | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

The Africa continent is increasingly becoming a desired destination for millions of world-class travelers, who enjoy the white sandy beaches, wildlife safaris, and cultural tours in every region of Africa.

Missing In Citizen Action: Gen Z

Jade Greear | Posted 11.11.2015 | Education
Jade Greear

Much has been said about Generation Z-- today's tweens and teens -- and our endless selfies on Twitter, 6-second Vines and Snapchats. Though many demographers say this is the generation that will help bring better futures through our civic-mindedness, it's still common to hear that apathy among young people is creating a generation of passive bystanders.

Lessons For & From the Un-Young

Peter Himmelman | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

A friend of mine commented recently that everyone looks good at twenty-two. He's (almost) right. There's no denying it. There's something captivati...

How The Defeat of HERO Impacts LGBTQ Youth

Abbe Land | Posted 11.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Abbe Land

This defeat is a setback to LGBTQ rights in Houston, and it sets a dangerous precedent in this country.

Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Unemployment Crisis Facing Youth

Faaria Volinski | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Faaria Volinski

It's no coincidence that the Middle East and North Africa region, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, witnessed large-scale social and political unrest in 2011. Youth expressed their chronic dissatisfaction with a society in which they could not participate, contribute, and develop.

When Your Child Comes Out: Embracing An LGBT Loved One | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

With an increasing number of Black parents being open to exploring the second option, here is some affirming and practical advice from everyday people and LGBT experts on how your family can best support a young person who likely needs it now more than ever.

Positively Disruptive Generation

Jan Mühlfeit | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Jan Mühlfeit

Today's youths -- from kindergarten through university -- represent the first generation of young people to grow up with disruptive innovation and technology. They are at home in the midst of the accelerated rate of change, replacement and innovation of technology.

Brain Drain Hits Greece As Young Professionals Seek Financial Security

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

Between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Greeks migrated abroad in search of work. Countries like Germany, the Un...

Through Education, Youth Act to Prevent Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. "It's a world where I don't have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out."

Nobody Can Do it Alone: From Homeless to PhD with Urban Fitness 911

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Veronica Everett-Boyce founded Urban Fitness 911 three years ago in Los Angeles, CA. Urban Fitness 911 addresses the disparity of health and fitness for youth and adults by providing them with wellness, fitness, nutrition, mentoring, and tutoring.

Youth Engagement Necessary to Achieve Sustainable Urban Development

Hung Vo | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Hung Vo

A peculiar mix of people sat in an overcrowded lecture room at The New School this past weekend to participate in an Urban Lab, hosted by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth, that was part of the NYC Urban Thinkers Campus.

4 Lessons from 15 Years of Investing in Youth Social Innovation

Bill Reese | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

For 15 years, my organization has invested in the capacity of young leaders around the globe to question the status quo, develop innovative solutions and inspire others -- most notably through our YouthActionNet initiative.

A Super Bowl Champ Challenges You to Participate

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Laura Goldman

Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins, now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, is known for his work ethic and competitiveness on the field. He is now using these skills off the field to light a fire under the next generation.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...