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It's Time for a Grand New Day

Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson

Rather than focus on what divides us, we can chart a grand new day for our country by focusing on what unites us. We can create an alternate path that engages one of our nation's fastest growing resources on behalf of our children and youth: grandparents and older adults.

A Holiday Gift from Me to You -- Really!

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Tamar Birckhead

As we celebrate Thanksgiving and enter the holiday season, I am reminded of our annual family tradition, one that I imagine is shared by many across the United States.

Civil Rights Groups File Complaint Over New York's High Stakes Tests

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
Michelle Chen

The backdrop to the legal controversy is a growing rebellion against high-stakes standardized tests, which some say perpetuate racial and socioeconomic equity in urban schools.

It's Definitely Coming Down

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

With all that has happened (and is happening) down the Jersey shore, I can't help but think about all the time I spent down there. Ghosts of my youth can be found up and down the shoreline.

After Attack, Apathy Not on the Agenda for Lebanese Youth

Common Ground News Service | Posted 01.04.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

The recent bombing in Beirut shocked Lebanon and marked yet another chilling episode of tension in the country. Lebanese are sick and tired of violence, and many are disillusioned by the actions of rival political factions.

USAID's New Youth Policy Is Timely and Urgent: Here's Why

Bill Reese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

New policies and procedures are announced nearly every day in Washington, D.C., often with little notice, and sometimes, deservedly so. However, a new youth policy just released by the U.S. Agency for International Development deserves not only our attention, but real applause.

For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

Kierra Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kierra Johnson

We have a choice. We can repeat history and see this generation as a list of names to solicit for donations and pad listervs or we can choose to seize this new base of people of invest in -- and engage with -- in building a proactive movement and progressive legislative agenda.

Yoga Behind Bars: Teaching Mindfulness in a Juvenile Detention Facility

The Chopra Well | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

This week's episode of "Urban Yogis" gives us a rare look at the inside of a youth detention facility, where one dedicated yoga instructor is busy changing the lives of teenagers within its walls.

Believe Like You're 16. Believe Like You're Malala

Eva Shang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Eva Shang

Pakistani girl activist Malala Yousafzai believes that she can make a difference. She is 14-years-old and now an international icon for girls' rights. She believes that girls have the right to education and that her voice will make a difference. And it did.

Why Vote?

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Alex Wirth

Last week a friend asked me at lunch, "Do you believe in voting?" I responded, "Well, of course" and then paused to think. Why vote? Would my one vote really make a difference?

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

Leonardo's Basement (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.22.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

To the children and adults who visit Leonardo's Basement, it is filled with anything but junk. The items strewn around the open space range from the inside of a deconstructed baby grand piano to components more usually found in a computer store.

A Discussion Of Travel's Metaphysical Aspects

Thomas A. Shakely | Posted 12.21.2012 | Travel
Thomas A. Shakely

I'm sitting here on a Philadelphia sidewalk near 30th Street Station waiting for a bus to Manhattan, and this dispatch isn't revelatory but rote -- a collection of the thoughts I imagine we all sort of have in situations like that pressing itself on me. Consider this my disclaimer.

Millennials Are Turning Green

Erin Schrode | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Erin Schrode

If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

Full Cycle (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 12.16.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Bikes can be used both as a means of transportation and as a way to enjoy a sunny afternoon exploring the local area, but for a group of young adults in Minneapolis, Minnesota, they are providing much more than that thanks to Full Cycle.

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

Solitary Confinement Makes Youths 'Go Crazy'

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

NEW YORK — State governments should abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18, whether as a punitive or protective measure,...

Networking Hurts Our Workforce

Shayla R. Price | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Shayla R. Price

Companies need to be flexible when integrating individuals into the workforce. Hiring managers often encourage job seekers to explain how their skills at previous jobs are transferable. However, are employers placing value on transferable skills?

Young People Who Serve Have Right to be Heard This Election

Steven Culbertson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Culbertson

Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.

How Latino Youth Stay Informed

Fundacion MEPI | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Fundacion MEPI

Seven out of ten young Mexicans are getting their news by accessing links in their Facebook or Twitter accounts, according to the Mexican Internet Association. I am part of that statistic.

Helping Youth Get Jobs: A Sound Investment

Guy Ryder | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Guy Ryder

All the evidence shows that if a young person is out of work for a year or more at the beginning of their career, that will affect them throughout their working life. There's no way back for most of them.

When the Justice System Fails

Peak Johnson | Posted 11.29.2012 | Crime
Peak Johnson

For young black men in Philadelphia, sometimes just walking down the street is all it takes to earn a two-month stint in jail.

Learning the Value of Money, From Inside the Foster Care System

Gary Stangler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Gary Stangler

So much of what young people learn about managing money comes from watching family members, and these last several years have given young people many opportunities to learn the challenges of managing money effectively.