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The Call Of The Wild: My Momentary Fantasy

Tina Sloan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Tina Sloan

As long as I have shoes to carry me places, I'm going to keep climbing aboard cars and trains and planes, and continue to get out and explore the world.

Occupy Wall Street Anthem? (VIDEO)

Gadi Rouache | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Gadi Rouache

Whispers of the revolution are getting louder; her stories, songs and images on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are spreading the movement from New York...

The Survival Girls: Kenya, Refugee Youth, and Safe Space

Ming Holden | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Ming Holden

Strife-ridden societies aren't furnished with peaceful town squares. I'm talking about my girls and me sitting in the dirty corner of a church, creating a temporary space from scratch with our presence.

From #OccupyWallStreet to #OccupyCampus?

Dan Apfel | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Dan Apfel

Students are rightfully angry at what is going on in this country where they can spend $200,000 on college and still be unable to find a job. It's about time for institutions of higher education to rethink their role in our economy and our society.

Teen Makes Occupy Wall Street Trip With Grandmother

Turnstyle | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powere...

The Global Street

Saskia Sassen | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Saskia Sassen

Street struggles and demonstrations have long been part of our history. What is different today is that they are happening simultaneously in so many parts of the world.

Youthless Churches And The Arab Spring: A Generation of Ideas, not Ideology

Frank Fredericks | Posted 11.29.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Our faiths were not faltering; instead, our churches were failing to engage with young people in a way that is relevant for them.

The State Department and USAID Get It

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

This weekend I was in New York for a State Department Panel entitled, "Youth Driving Change: Global Youth and Civic Engagement." The event itself was just as amazing as the story behind it -- one that is still developing.

Keeping Wall Street Like Cairo, Not London

Gideon Rosenblatt | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Gideon Rosenblatt

To members of our Department of Homeland Security and to police officers in cities across this country, I say that these young people now gathering for peaceful demonstrations in our communities are not your enemy.

Young Adults Are Moral... Just in a Different Way: A Response to David Brooks

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Young adults are far from impotent when it comes to discussing right and wrong. First, they are deeply curious. They want to know what it means to live a good life.

We Need to Reduce New York City's Growing Poverty Rate

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.26.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

Perhaps American poverty today is not as horrific as it was in 1890. But for a poor child living in the promised land of New York City in 2011, the impact of poverty cannot be overstated.

Calif. Parents Fight Pimps Targeting Their Kids For Sex Trafficking

Turnstyle | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

Originally published on and Turnstyle News is a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainm...

America's Top Ten Youth Volunteers

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Ilana Donna Arazie

Here are the young yet wise beyond years honorees from the 16th Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and their inspiring stories.

LeAnn Rimes Profiles Homeless Kids In 'Give' Music Video

Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

LeAnn Rimes doesn't just sing about giving in her new music video, she invited homeless Chicago kids to tell their stories too, USA Today reports. ...

Rebecca Carroll

African American Youth Reflect on 9/11 | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices

Elenni Davis-Knight Then: 10 years old, sixth-grade student at New York City Museum School, 3 miles from the World Trade Center Now: 20 years old,...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Post-9/11 Generation: Millennials Reflect On Decade Since Terrorist Attacks | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.09.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Alyssa Henry was in the eighth grade when two airplanes struck the World Trade Center. She can remember what she wore that day (gray sw...

Identifying Community Leaders

Josh Burstein | Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact
Josh Burstein

Discovering trendsetters like Andre is how we propose to identify and support potential leaders and shift the dynamic of a learning space.

The Spirit of Egypt's Revolution Through Hip-Hop

Turnstyle | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Giving Away Millions

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Alex Wirth

You may be asking yourself, what is so hard about giving away money? One short answer: nothing. How the question should be phrased is: What is so hard about giving away money responsibly?

The Problem With Snitching

Elena Quintana | Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

For the last decade or so, the Chicago police have bemoaned an anti-snitching campaign that has become the law of the street in most large cities in the U.S.

America's Numb Generation

Peter Bart | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Peter Bart

Why are kids in America so calm in the face of a stalled economy, stalemated government, college loans and dim job prospects? Or are they just numb? Their passivity seems to mirror the traits of the characters featured in Hollywood's recent movies.

Earthquake... in Virginia?

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Earthquakes are caused by seismic ruptures deep inside the Earth, set off by the forces of plate tectonics. There's not a lot we can do about that. Climate change, on the other hand, we know we can do something about.

The "Write" Stuff

Peak Johnson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Peak Johnson

Mighty Writers is a nonprofit organization where Philadelphia youth are able to participate in free writing workshops to perfect their reading and writing skills.

Innocent, But Forced to Confess -- To Murder

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Rashad Robinson

Every day, many law enforcement officials treat Black youth as criminals, denying them their right to due process and basic dignity. The consequences of these practices are life-threatening.

After the Riots, "Broken" Britain Grows Still More Fractured

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.21.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

You won't find the most troubling "moral breakdown" in London among its youth. It reveals itself in every humiliating police search, every shuttered youth club, every corruption scandal ingrained in a political structure that walls off ordinary people.