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Young Americans

I Didn't Find the American Dream in New York City

Christian Gabriel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Christian Gabriel

Being poor anywhere sucks, but there's perhaps a particular kind of soul crushing that one experiences being poor in New York City. On average, after rent and bills, I probably had less than three hundred dollars per month to put toward food, other expenses and social activities.

Are Young Americans Shuffling From Left to Right?

Mariel Klein | Posted 03.20.2014 | College
Mariel Klein

An analysis of five-year trends conducted by the Harvard Public Opinion Project has found that young American's support of Democrats is actually on the decline. Democrats will struggle to elect any candidates in 2014, 2016 and beyond without strong support in this key demographic.

The Four Harsh Truths That Everyone in My Generation Needs to Accept

Matt Walsh | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
Matt Walsh

It causes me actual, real pain when I run into young people afraid of risks -- afraid to strike out on their own because it "might not work out." Might not work out? Of course it won't "work out" at first. That's part of the fun. OK, maybe not fun, per se. But it's part of the adventure.

The Road Ahead for Older Job Seekers

Craig Giesecke | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

As the White House prepares its budget proposals for the coming fiscal year and the House prepares to reject them, millions of older Americans who have lost their jobs, their unemployment, and in many cases their houses, are holding out little hope of much relief.

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.

Millennials vs. Millionaires

Matthew Segal | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

When money equals speech, power and influence over government, Millennials are at a distinct disadvantage. We're cash-strapped: more underemployed and debt-ridden than any previous generation -- and certainly not invested in the stock market to get those good capital gains tax rates.

WATCH: Former Senator On Community Service's New Momentum

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact

Various leaders from the public and private sector are gathering this week at the 21st Century National Service Summit to rethink how we give back. ...

Another Year, More Voices for Young Americans: An Interview with Lance Bangs

Brian Formo | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Lance Bangs spent his youth making music videos for bands such as Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Belle & Sebastian and The Shins, and, among other camera jobs, lensing episodes of Jackass.

Recognize Talent

Gerald Chertavian | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Gerald Chertavian

Tomorrow, thousands of Year Up students and staff in eight of our cities will take part in our annual Walk for Opportunity. They are rallying to raise public awareness about the massive pool of untapped talent that our young adults represent, and the economic necessity of closing the Opportunity Divide.

Young Americans Have the Power to Change Washington

Jose Aristimuno | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Jose Aristimuno

The truth is that there is simply too much at stake to stay idle. What politicians in Washington do today, will affect all of us in the future.

President Obama and Democrats Won Embracing Demography as Destiny

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Presidents cannot win without policies to include and empower all Americans, not just the slices of communities needed for electoral success. President Obama and Democrats won a mandate to move us forward with jobs, healthcare reform, equality, and nation building here at home.

The Art Collector Youth Fixation Factor

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Mat Gleason

The art world discriminates based on age. I would advise every artist reading this to immediately remove your birth year from your website, from your ...

5.5 Reasons Why Stephen Colbert Is #FixYoungAmerica (And So Can You!)

Dave Kerpen | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Dave Kerpen

The #FixYoungAmerica campaign aims to "shed light on the solutions that can help solve youth unemployment." We are using the power of social media to spread the message, organize a rally, and get Stephen Colbert on board.

Why My Generation Supports the Health Care Law

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

It's hard to underestimate the benefits of these reforms. Right now, nearly one in three young Americans lacks health coverage, leading to a variety of problems. Faced with high costs, uninsured young adults often avoid needed care, making them less healthy as a result.

Who The Recession Left Most Financially Vulnerable

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

While the Great Recession has affected nearly all Americans in some form, it's young adults who have suffered some of the worst economic losses since ...

We Are Greater Together

Eric Zoberman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Eric Zoberman

Young Americans are a history-changing force when we are united regardless of gender, race, community and sexual orientation.

Potential, Poverty, Politics & Parties: Why Kenya Attracts America's Best & Brightest Young Social Entrepreneurs

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Kalan

The most populated city in east Africa, and one of the fastest growing, Nairobi, Kenya has become an extremely strategic regional center for business, banking, development, and politics.

Young Americans Are Most Satisfied With Their Standard Of Living: Gallup

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

It's hard to imagine young Americans being satisfied with their standard of living, especially with youth unemployment nearly double that of the natio...

Celebrating Thailand's National Elephant Day At The Denver Zoo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The largest exhibit ever undertaken by the Denver Zoo is getting an encouraging push from some of its smallest benefactors--kids. A fundraising effort...

The Hard Work of Democracy

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

America once believed change happened through politics, but the rising generation isn't convinced. While public service once meant serving the government, it now means joining a nonprofit.

Rape, Murder Accusations Taint Peace Corps' 50th Anniversary

Politics Daily | Donna Trussell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On the night of March 11, 2009, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer named Kate Puzey was tied up and knifed on the front porch of her house in West Af...

Sexual Obsession And The Fall Of The Religious Right

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Americans need a religious teaching that begins with the premise that sexuality is linked to blessing, commandment and God; that focuses on holiness and self-respect; and that sends the message that each of them is a person of irreducible worth.

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.

Letter to Young Americans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

You're young. The world in front of you does not seem very bright right now. I'm writing this letter with all that in mind. Your future is in your hands. Start the climate revolution now. Come November you must vote and you must vote with climate in your mind.

Barack One Year Later: Open Letter to Young America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.