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

Christina Scribner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Sheri Booker is a teacher at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, spoken word artist, poet, public speaker, and author. Her latest publica...

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.

Robin Williams Just Committed Suicide, and You Should Talk to Your Teenagers About This

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

It should be you, as a parent, who talks to them -- especially if your own child has struggled with depression, or other mental health issues.

Investing in Haiti's Homeless Youth

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

One boy told me that drivers here despise homeless teens and constantly try to run them down. He said that male drivers would take off their belts and beat him. A girl I spoke with said she quickly learned to dress like a boy, to avoid being assaulted.

Work, Youth, Optimism, and the Drive Toward a Safe, Sustainable Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

None of us is capable of predicting the future, but the optimism of young people is even more impressive to me when we think of the uncertainties of the world to come.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Artist Creates Mock Police Sketches To Address Issue Of 'Wanted' Youth

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Over a nearly three decade period from 1980 to 2008, U.S. incarceration rates have accelerated from an estimated 500,000 to 2.3 million people. Dispr...

17 Rules for Police Dealing With People of Color

Nicole Breedlove | Posted 08.15.2014 | Black Voices
Nicole Breedlove

No more blaming the victim. Here I have a list of Do's and Don'ts to assist police officers in dealing with African Americans and people of color.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Generation Gasps

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

These days, I catch myself pretending to know what my young colleagues are talking about when they refer to some hot new topliner (that's new school speak for lyricist) with a perplexingly random moniker such as Catnip or Carpeting.

Give Youth a Chance

Jonathan Biron | Posted 08.13.2014 | World
Jonathan Biron

Most of Israel's public is willing for such moves. For most Israelis, it is very clear who is threatening Israel's security (Hamas) and who may be a reputable partner for peace (Abbas). The young generation in particular, is keen to steps toward peace.

U.S. Labor Force: Where Have All the Workers Gone?

Ravi Balakrishnan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Ravi Balakrishnan

As the U.S. economy recovers, hirings increase and people are encouraged to look for jobs again. Instead, the ratio of the adult population with jobs, or looking for one -- what's called the labor force participation rate -- has been falling, standing at 62.9 percent in July 2014

#ShowYourSelfie For Youth

Hugh Evans | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

#ShowYourSelfie is a visual petition with a difference. It's a platform to bring young people together, amplify and empower them to be seen and have their voices heard.

The Advantage In Our Uniqueness

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Olayiwola A. Alara

We are not meant to fill the shoes of others only meant to fill our own because they fit perfectly.

On International Youth Day, Celebrate the Power of Youth

Kathy Calvin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

This youth generation is informed, connected, and global. Given their knowledge of social media, which transcends borders, young people today are more apt to look for global solutions and approaches.

The African Youth Movement for Social and Economic Prosperity

Barry Segal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

We cannot afford to stand at the sidelines and watch people do things for us. Developing a resilient entrepreneurial base and private sector can sustain economic growth and produce real economic and social gains in Africa.

Time to Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

While progress may be being made in some areas, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all kids and youth are meeting the daily physical activity guidelines, and perhaps even more work to be done to ensure that getting outdoors is a part of that daily routine.

The Word We Don't Want our Kids to Rely On

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Jillayna Adamson

We tell our kids and teenagers all the time that they are special. We do. We tell them they are unique and we work to boost their self-esteem. We want them to be propelled into the world thinking they have advantages over others because of who they are. But what are the downfalls?

Common Purpose, Come Together

Martina Buchal | Posted 08.07.2014 | Impact
Martina Buchal

Twenty-three young people were brought together by World Merit and Rise from all over the world to tackle two of the world's most pressing issues: Climate change and gender equality.

It's Time for Youth to Cross the Bridge - From Challenge to Opportunity

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Youth now have the opportunity to speak up and express their biggest concerns and problems, in a global context.

Springboard or Crisis? The 'Talent Show Experience'

David Kleeman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Entertainment
David Kleeman

When we place children into stressful situations for which they are developmentally unprepared, we take a huge risk with their psyches. At what age can a child truly give "informed consent"?

The Case of Jane Doe: How Public Systems Fail Our Most Vulnerable Youth

Shannan Wilber | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Shannan Wilber

Sadly, her story is all too familiar. Too many children "rescued" by the government from families unable to care for them are abandoned to caregivers who subject them to abuses more terrible than those prompting the state's intervention in the first place.

Action Will Lead Us to the End of Extreme Poverty

Hugh Evans | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Hugh Evans

In keeping with previous Global Citizen Festivals, the goal is to celebrate the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty by 2030. But this year, we're working to change the systems that keep people poor.

Educating Geraldo Rivera and the Men Like Him

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Acts of disparagement usually begin with objectification: misperceiving women as mere objects. The bulk of the mass media apparatus encourages this by sending the message that women matter only for their looks and youth.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Changing the Story of Our World

Abhi Nangia | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Abhi Nangia

You've heard this story before. You know that there are millions of people making a living in trash dumps. You know that most youth don't have access to healthy, nutritious food. To safe drinking water. To toilets. You know that most youth don't make it past 30 here.