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Adora Svitak

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

Finding a Favorite Subject at School

Zach Veach | Posted 02.16.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

About a year ago, I had the opportunity to write a book, "99 Things Teens Wish The Knew Before Turning 16," and my publisher has allowed me to pull a few tips to share with you on study habits.

Dear Parents: Leave Us Alone

Adora Svitak | Posted 09.22.2012 | Teen
Adora Svitak

Mom and Dad, don't take it the wrong way: Leave me alone. Believe me: Those are the new three little words parents everywhere should want to hear.

Which Of These Teens Is The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 05.30.2012 | Teen

After Facebook's stock price fell this weekend, Mark Zuckerberg's share of the company plummeted. But it's not all bad news for the young billionaire....

Would You Buy This For Your Daughter?

Adora Svitak | Posted 10.12.2011 | Parents
Adora Svitak

America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are, on the other we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.

Do We Treat History Like a Dead Language?

Adora Svitak | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.

An Epidemic Of Apathy Toward World Affairs

Adora Svitak | Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact
Adora Svitak

We try to live in a bubble of Priuses and occasional donations, shopping trips to buy sustainably made $40 shorts with our friends, conversations about school events and neighborhood redecorations.

Prom: An American Tradition Gone Awry

Adora Svitak | Posted 07.22.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

The current concept of prom just seems so empty. Teenagers get dressed up to go to a dance at a fancy location. It encourages social inclusion or exclusion based on your ability or inability to snag a date.

Changes Schools Should Make to Better Serve Students: A Student's View

Adora Svitak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

I don't claim to be an education expert, but I do have personal opinions about the ideal school -- one I'd like to go to.

Child Prodigy Pledges $10,000 For Haiti Through Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Adora Svitak, 12, describes herself as an "educator, poet and humanitarian." After publishing her first book of short stories, "Flying Fingers", at ag...