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At Risk Youth

What One Speaker Learned From The Teenagers On Career Day

Laura Munson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

As a dreamy, driven teen, it was a challenge that both daunted and inspired me throughout my high school career. My dreams were always out-of-the-box -- an artist of some sort -- an actress, maybe a film-maker ... but luckily I was someone who figured out how to comfortably be in-the-box, keeping my out-of-the-box thoughts mostly to myself.

For California Youth, Most Murder Victims Killed With Guns

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 10.08.2014 | San Francisco
Josh Sugarmann

Preventing access to guns is only one piece. Our report took a close look at local strategies that have worked -- and what hasn't worked -- to help bring the violence under control.

The Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Find Hope

BJ Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2014 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy Sunday in Los Angeles when my son Michael and I drove north into the foothills to spend some time at the Gentle Barn.

You're Young, You're Black, And You've Got No Future

Harriet McDonald | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

You're young, you're black, and you've got no future. Why? Because you were arrested on drug charges. You've been arrested before, just like more than half of the other young black men in your neighborhood. But this time, you'll receive a mandatory 'war on drugs' sentence.

Yoga: Empowering the Underserved

Rob Schware | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Francie Winters, coordinator of Environmental Strategies at the Nye and Esmeralda Counties Coalition (NyECC) in Pahrump, Nev...

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Jamel Egal was born the year it all fell apart. 1991. Somali President Siad Barre was overthrown and anarchy overtook the east African nation of Somalia. Warlords filled the void of a central government as lawlessness reigned and war became the norm.

Annual Sleep Out Broadway Edition 2014

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.18.2014 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

The 4th Annual Sleep Out Broadway Edition is about bringing awareness and support to New York's largest NGO dedicated to providing shelter, food and crisis care for homeless, runaway and at risk youth.

Betting on Resilience: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

For the Love of Classroom Tech

Todd Felderstein | Posted 09.21.2014 | Education
Todd Felderstein

As today's science affects our lifestyles exponentially, many districts now have line items in their budgets that reflect the changing landscape of high-tech learning. Is it justified? Will students continue to learn using yesterday's methods in preparation for a wireless, paperless future? Can they?

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

Jennifer Peck | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Jennifer Peck

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned?

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

Quassan Castro | Posted 08.23.2014 | Black Voices
Quassan Castro

Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged youth takes place during the scorching summer months.

Looking Forward, Giving Back: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

College Bound: Changing Lives Through Education

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As grown-ups, we forget the power that we have to influence the adolescents that look up to us. We sit behind our televisions or computers and complain about the state of young America. However, we rarely lift a finger to change the existing condition or make a real difference.

An Open Invitation to the House Ways and Means Committee

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

For those who know me and what I stand for, they know that I rarely, if never, become emotionally angry. But today I am not only angry... worse, I am ...

Yoga: How We Serve Runaway Youth

Rob Schware | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ravi Singh, who moved to NYC in 1974 with the intention of being a poet. He quickly came to realize that his desire to inspi...

Farming and Dancing: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

From Being Considered At-Risk to Becoming Resilient, Part 1 of 2

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I lived in a children's home from my junior year in high school and until I graduated with my bachelors.

Let's Focus on Improving Education for 'At Risk' Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
James M. Gentile

If education was an Olympic sport, you can bet there would be national outrage about such a relatively "poor showing," and no effort would be spared to find and train "better representatives" in the next international competition to carry our flag.

The End. I Am No Longer Mentoring the 8-Year-Old Who Told Me "I Hate Homos"

Robbie Romu | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

My duty to Sam was to keep him safe and to be a positive role model, both of which I did. I did not sign up to be abused or to tolerate homophobia.

Time to Reroute the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Howard Meitiner | Posted 05.28.2014 | Crime
Howard Meitiner

We're dealing with individuals with complex behavioral issues, and it's going to take a village to change the status quo. We must improve care and understanding for kids before they turn to a life of violence.

No One Man Should Have All That Power - Our Diversity Responsibility

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 05.27.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of speaking with a group of high school kids about power. During the conversation, I asked them how many of them t...

We All Deserve Access to Great Opportunities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...