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Spiritual Resources for Activists

Adam Bucko | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
Adam Bucko

Inspired by the original impulse of Occupy, I began gathering people for contemplative prayer and dialogues to cultivate wisdom resources for those of us who have quietly been working on building alternative structures for a new world.

Want to Prevent Campus Rape? We Need More Than Nail Polish!

Carolyn Davis | Posted 09.18.2014 | College
Carolyn Davis

Don't get too drunk at a party. Don't walk home alone. Don't leave home without your date rape nail polish. Men, when they are addressed, are generally urged to "intervene" in sticky situations (at least until the nail polish dries). In this system, the blame for rape indirectly falls on the careless victim rather than on the abuser.

1,000 Strong for Planned Parenthood Generation Action

Kelley Robinson | Posted 09.12.2014 | College
Kelley Robinson

With more than 250 campus groups across the country, Planned Parenthood Generation members are organizing on the ground every day for the issues that matter most to them. This month, thousands of young people head back to their college campuses, ready for the start of the school year and ready to take action.

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.

How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

As hockey fans, one of our favorite things to do is criticize the players. But are we giving these players enough credit? How hard is it actually to 'make it,' to 'go to the show,' to 'get the call?'

In Chicago, Hoops Tournament Helps Heal, Provides Hope

Isiah Thomas | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Isiah Thomas

Things will not get fixed overnight in Chicago. But it is heartening to see the impact that athletes can have working with community leaders. It is even more moving to see young men and women take a stand against the violence in their communities and work toward a better future.

Serve to Learn, Serve to Remember

Steven Culbertson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Steven Culbertson

How do we sustain the "never forget" mantra and keep 9/11 from becoming just another asterisk on the calendar, such as Pearl Harbor Day is for most Americans?

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?

Abusive Authority; Power & Police: An American Tale

Aurora Barnes | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Aurora Barnes

While I was always opposed to New York City's stop-and-frisk policy, and in general, to the NYPD's racist regime, I had never been so directly affected by it.

It's Time to Raise the Age, New York: There Are Better Alternatives for Teens

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

We need to constantly remind ourselves that these are not "bad" kids, but many of them are kids to whom bad things have happened. With help, these fragile teens can and will succeed -- but not by locking them up with adults.

Little Rays of Sunshine

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Carole Sumner Krechman

The Peacemaker Corps Association (PCA), the NGO I founded over 17 years ago to teach youth at risk how to use words and pictures to solve their problems without violence, has created a bully pulpit to provide youth around the world a voice to help create the paradigm shift.

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

Miley Cyrus' Advocacy Moves More Fans To Share Their Personal Stories Of Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact

It wasn't enough that Miley Cyrus' acceptance speech (or lack thereof) at last month's VMAs had nothing to do with music and everything to do with you...

Let's Face It

Tamzin Merchant | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Tamzin Merchant

The challenge of providing health care and education to 1.8 billion youth, of teaching 175 million people to read a sentence, might seem daunting or even impossible. But look how far we've come.

"It's Important for Youth to be Involved at the High Level"

UN Women | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
UN Women

Girls are getting education and employment opportunities in the Pacific, but they also face harassment within school and work environments, as well as other social issues like domestic violence. We need everyone on board.

Economic Forces Are Mightier Than the Sword

Jack Nadel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.

People Need People

Emma Wright | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Wright

It has gotten to a point where I've realized that I cannot play this game anymore. I need to be who I really am behind closed doors for people to understand and help me get better. It has taken me nine years to realize this, which is too long.

Bringing Body Love Into Dance Class: A New Way of Teaching

Amanda Trusty | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

Stand up straight. Pull your belly button in and up. Your stomach is sticking out. Pull it in. Don't be lazy. Suck it in. Tuck your booty under. Pull up. Chin high. Belly in. Squeeze the tushy.

The Impact of War on Children in Israel and Gaza

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 08.29.2014 | World
Lynn M. Croneberger

It's important to remember that children and youth are the most vulnerable populations in these crises. At critical developmental stages in their lives, they process violence and trauma in a profoundly different way than do adults.

Somalia's Future Hinges On Its Youth

Crystal Wells | Posted 08.26.2014 | 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.

Building a Community of Creative Collaborators

Barry Segal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Martin Segal, Managing Director, Segal Family Foundation (SFF). Martin is the son of Barry Segal, founder of SFF. Our grassr...

Be My Hero

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Inspiration comes from many places. To me, there is perhaps no greater source of inspiration than the youth of the world. Being involved with No Kid Hungry brings me in contact with many who feel the same way.

Q&A Session with Award-Winning Author, Sheri Booker

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher in Baltimore, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publication, a memoir titled, "NINE YEARS UND...

Water = A Key to Education for All

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Quick, avoid the peacock! Watch out! Throw the boomerang! Grab that mango! Because Maya's community's water pump has broken down, she is forced to withdraw from school to fetch water for her family. But, with your help, "Phew," Maya has filled up her water bucket and is back in school.

An Awareness That Amazes Me

Hans Hickler | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Hans Hickler

I work with several young people who are starting out in entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. I learn so much from them.