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Millions of Youth Unite in Global Weekend of Service

Toan Lam | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
Toan Lam

This weekend, from April 15 - 17, millions of youth around the world, spanning 100 countries and six continents, will join Youth Service of America to celebrate Global Youth Service Day.

Philanthro-Teens on the March

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

A young imagination -- twinned with leadership skills, amplified by media and social networks, and boosted by private sector and community support -- is an unparalleled engine of change.

When Young People Stopped Dreaming in Greece

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Thanos Dimadis

There is a motto in the Greek language which is often used and refers to how Greece treats young people living in the country and struggling to succee...

A Long Overdue 'Thank You' to Youth Service America

Grace Li | Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

Passion is what lets 15-year-olds walk up to a podium and speak of inspiration, hope, possibilities of changing the world and starting a revolution.

Conservation Movement Must Become More Diverse (VIDEO)

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our supporters tend to be somewhat homogeneous -- mostly white, older, middle-class and from suburban or rural areas.

The World's Unemployed Youth: Revolution in the Air?

Don Tapscott | Posted 06.06.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

Widespread youth unemployment is one facet of a deeper failure. The society we are passing to today's young people is seriously damaged. Most of the institutions that have served us well for decades seem frozen and unable to move forward.

Youth Need Jobs, Hope for the Future

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jobs numbers were hailed as good news on Friday, with employers adding more than 200,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate ticking down to 8.8 percent. Less attention was given to the downside of these numbers.

Tribal Marketing

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tina Wells

If you enter a roomful of crying but healthy babies, chances are they all share at least one of the same needs: food, sleep, a diaper or some undivide...

Hip-Hop Economics: Dollars and Sense for the New School

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

The new hip-hop generation -- a generation that thrives on respect -- should demand it from the corporations that they patronize, says Munson Steed, C...

Poly Styrene Returns With New Album, Generation Indigo

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

"Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard. But I think....OH BONDAGE UP YOURS!" ~ X-Ray Spex, 1977 Photo Credit: Fabrizio Rainone...

The Coming "Egyptian Moment" in South Africa

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayaseelan Naidoo

The blatant disregard for our world's youth and their lack of voice is fueling the fire for future revolutions, not only in South Africa, but in many countries where youth feel invisible.

Support Our Gay Youth... So They Won't Feel Alone Like Me

Jason Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jason Stuart

I was the first openly gay comedian to headline mainstream comedy clubs and had a lot of success in the 90s touring around the good old USA.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Oscar Night 2030

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David D. Burstein

Film matters. As a culture, we need good films, it's central to our way of life, our exchange of ideas, and our basic social interactions.

A Call to Black Families

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Our families have seen us through many crises, but there have also been threats to black family stability and reports of black family breakdown throughout our history.

Mickey Mouse Pleads with Wisconsin Children: Don't Revolt! Watch TV! Go Shopping!

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

When will we make the connection between official American violence and the free-for-all of our products?

Youth and the America's Great Outdoors Initiative

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Getting young people outside and enthusiastic about the outdoors is a major priority of the America's Great Outdoors Initiative that deserves elevated attention.

Rich Youth Turning To Social Entrepreneurship

Josh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Cohen

Social entrepreneurship was not really open to prior generations, and allows the new generation to make a distinctive contribution to themselves, their family and the community, that can enhance both the sustainability of the family assets, and the sustainability of the world.

Age: Truth In Numbers

Renata Helfman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Renata Helfman

So is this where cougars, short term marriages, early mid-llfe crises and, most of all, an illusion that the years are something to be ashamed of come into play?

No Laughing Matter: Youth and "Stupak on Steroids"

Angela Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Baxter

As a group, a community, a vulnerable population, young people and our needs have continually been left out of the debate around reproductive and sexual health and rights.

With Mubarak Gone, Questions Remain as to How Transition Will Proceed (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

While the Egyptian military has agreed to some of the protesters' demands, the military has refused to lift the emergency law or to release the thousa...

Arab Uprising's Winners and Losers

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The newly found bravery of Arab youths has spread from one country to another. The right to free expression and assembly, long restricted in Arab countries, has now been extracted as a result of the sacrifices in the streets.

Generation Hot

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Coal and Big Oil spent more than half a billion dollars lobbying and on political campaigns in the past two years. Now they're demanding a return on that investment and elected officials are too eager to comply.

Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that C...

The Gen Y State of the Union

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. This past Sunday would have been Franklin D. Roosevelt's 129th birthday. During this jobless recovery, we should rem...