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Last Week These Kids Had A Heap Of Junk, And Now They've Got Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Good News

It took Jean Wilson just four hours, a dozen helpers, $6, a few Facebook posts and one idea to make a big difference for a group of Detroit kids. W...

No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 06.05.2015 | Education
Zoey Gulmi

Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.

The Politics of Youth in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
John Feffer

In parliament, Agnieszka Pomaska's focus has been on European affairs. But because of her age, she has also necessarily been drawn into discussions about the state of Polish youth. I asked her what kind of policies Poland could implement to deal with high youth unemployment and the serious outflow of Polish young people from the country.

How We're Solving Youth 'Apathy'

Michael Flores | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Michael Flores

While we recognize that this is a complex issue and it's going to take a lot of work to empower youth across the country to be active and participating in our government system, we believe that by giving young people the opportunity to create change on the local level, they will feel more invested in their community and that will translate to how they participate in the political process on every scale.

The Fountain of Youth

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevi...

Missing the Forest for the Trees: It's Time to Shift Our Focus from Iran's Leaders to Its Youth

Marjan Ehsassi | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Marjan Ehsassi

Regardless of the outcome of the nuclear talks, there exists an opportunity to promote a more durable relationship that is rooted in citizen to citizen engagement, particularly with Iran's burgeoning youth population.

Open Letter to the Youth of Indiana

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

As a depressed and isolated queer young person, I never thought I would one day have a husband, be living in the gayest city in the world, and be writing a letter like this to people like you.

Poland's Luckiest Generation

John Feffer | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
John Feffer

We are also trying to diminish the influence of the Church in Poland. Poland is a very conservative country. We are definitely for secularism. And we are not for the unlimited free market deciding everything. Some things cannot be managed in a business way.

Yemen Is Bleeding

YaLa Young Leaders | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
YaLa Young Leaders

All I want in this moment to stand with my family and friends against those rebels, to face them with education, to make them understand that life is not only about power, to make them realize that there is freedom of choice and freedom of thoughts, but who am I to stand against them?

Nothin' but a Number

Todd Lombardo | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Todd Lombardo

Age seemed different for our parents. They appeared older, sooner, settling into the middle of their story without worrying about what it looked like on Facebook. At least from the perspective of a 12-year-old, whose biggest concern at the time was the fate of Marty McFly.

Is Good Art Too Dangerous for Kids?

Megan Alrutz | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Megan Alrutz

Artists and adults at large need to think about how to engage young people in important questions and messy content in a developmentally-appropriate way. But we also should help youth think critically and arrive at their own conclusions. And we must address content that is relevant to their lives and addresses youth perspectives.

The Collaborative Future: From Rio +20 to World Water Day

Jacob Devaney | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

When we work together we can create the future Mother Earth deserves. Solutions are as simple as creating innovative ways to get people to transition...

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

Towards a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Urban Future

Hung Vo | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
Hung Vo

Our future continues to be threatened by poverty, climate change and social inequity. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clear that only through solidarity and cooperation can we begin to solve these dilemmas.

Youth Hold the Key to US Competitiveness

Willa Seldon | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Willa Seldon

Since the rise of computing, mobile communications, and the Internet, youth, defined as 16-to-24 year olds, have become increasingly central to business and U.S. competitiveness.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.

Women's History Month Through One Woman's History

Ming Holden | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ming Holden

How can I do justice to the fact that every traumatized woman in the world is more than what has happened to her, more than the worst memory she has, if that memory is the most of what I know about her, and therefore the most of what I have to tell you about her?

Today's Youth Are Our Future World Leaders

Scott Pearson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Scott Pearson

In the history of the world, change often starts with the young. Young people look at the world with fresh eyes. They see the world as it is and ask "why?" and imagine a different world and ask "why not?"

Kundalini Yoga Used to Reach Youth In Underserved Communities and Juvenile Detention Centers

Antoinette Brock | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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.