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Stop Fearing Young People

Scott M. Weber | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Scott M. Weber

We need to stop seeing young people as a threat and make them part of the solution. That starts with engagement. We need to listen to their hopes and fears and make their voices audible in the debate on the present and the future.

Are Young People Getting a Bad Rap These Days?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.10.2014 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

I think we need to cut young people a little slack. It's easy to be a Chicken Little ("the sky is falling!") and expect the worst from recent generations especially when you get to be of a certain age. How can they possibly compete against "the best and the brightest" and the Greatest Generation?

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

Bring a friend to a Cineforum

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.18.2014 | Arts
Gaia Paradiso

Today I discovered a summer cinema lab (free and open to 25 participants, between 18 to 35, Italians) where all potential talents of moviemaking and short movies could plunge into the European movie scene to learn about the techniques of making movies.

Early Onset Alzheimer's: A Daughter's POV

Melissa Taylor | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Melissa Taylor

Although I mourn the loss of my mother every day while she is still right in front of me, one thing keeps me holding on: she may not be able to express herself through the right words or call me by my name, I believe that she knows, deep down, that I will forever be her Melissa.

We Asked and You Delivered: Inspiring Actions #SinceWD2013

Katja Iversen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

By: Jill Sheffield and Katja Iversen, Women Deliver As the Women Deliver 2013 Conference came to a close last May, we called on our participants...

Youth Want To Work In Nonprofit World, But Unsure If It's Financially Sustainable

Nonprofit Quarterly | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact

Every kid who ever started playing an instrument has had the same fantasy: You’re sitting in the park, practicing the four chords that you know o...

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 20

Alexis Meads | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

When I was 20 I struggled a lot with saying no to anyone -- including myself. I had this strange inner-feeling that if I said no, I somehow wasn't being kind, or nice, or loving and that I'd be letting someone down

The Young Person's American Dream

Summer Collins | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Summer Collins

It's time to find a way to help young people struggling to make their way in this world without the fears of unmanageable debt.

Working Across Sectors Creates More Opportunity for America's Youth

Melody Barnes | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Melody Barnes

The OYIF awarded grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education and employment opportunities for young people disconnected from work and school.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

A Rare Bipartisan Bill Passes Congress

Mark Edwards | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Mark Edwards

After years of delays and divisiveness, the passage on Wednesday of a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin last month in the Senate, 95-3, represents a rare example of genuine bipartisanship, one that must be savored and built upon.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

More than a dozen of Women Deliver's Young Leaders attended the PMNCH Partners' Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelson Mandela once said: "...

Conversations on Writing: Interview with Award-Winning Young Adult Author Cindy Pon, Part 2

Write for the Future | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Write for the Future

By Cora Daniels "Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to explore. Do not be afraid to make mistakes." In Part 2 of our interview with YA f...

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

Why Being a Business Owner Made Me Resentful

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

When things get tough and you question how much you want to push forward, weigh it out. Think about the long term and what you need to do to get there.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

Diplomas and So Much More

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Julia Wasson

These young men comprise Michelle Miranda's Youth Policy Council at R.U.T.H. YouthBuild. Their courage and determination inspire us.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

In this music video for his song Who I Am, 20-year-old Ty Nic, sings about his faith, his struggles and his triumphs while offering hope to other young transgender people like him. Ty Nic's supportive father Tim produced and edited the video.

Don't Call Them Dropouts

Jose Antonio Tijerino | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Jose Antonio Tijerino

No one should sit in judgment of the challenging choices many Americans have to make and the circumstances that lead them to leave school.

All Your Stupid Rants Against Millennials Just Make You Sound Old

Andy Bobrow | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy
Andy Bobrow

Each generation gets to start life one rung higher than the previous generation. That's a good thing, you old fart.

To The Graduates

Leslie Handler | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Leslie Handler

So what could I say that might make a difference? I would tell them about three things: kindness, moderation and passion.

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

What UKIP Must Learn from the American Liberty Movement

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

If UKIP really is a "libertarian" party (and the jury is very much still out), and wishes to benefit from the inherent popularity of liberty, then it must prove it.

I'm Uncomfortable With Getting Married

Neal Samudre | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

It's time to gauge the success of our relationships by how much we've changed for the better, not by how comfortable we are.