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Congrats to Congress on a Job Well Done -- WIOA Passes Both Houses!

Jim Gibbons | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

The WIOA provides access to training, education and workforce services that all of America's workers, regardless of ability, need to compete in a global economy.

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

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information?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?

A Break(dance) From the Elections: The Streets Hit the Kabul Stage

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts
Payvand Seyedali

In the midst of elections chaos, as allegations of fraud, ensuing demonstrations, and occasional disturbing silences rock through Kabul, these under-18s seem to have better things to do.

Parliamentarian to the Slums: Former Kibera Resident Shows the Children of Poverty How to Climb Up to Power

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The people of Kenya power on, in quiet courage, working to build a peaceful and prosperous future. Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, a son of the Kibera slums who got his "chance out," now works with thousands of students in need to give them the same.

Young People: Our Present and Our Future

Katja Iversen | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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: "...

A Millennial Perspective

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Jasmine Crockett

Millennials like to feel like they belong. They like to feel like they are needed, especially in the work place. This doesn't mean that they are needy and dependent. This means that they like their work or relationships to be meaningful.

Three Ways to Galvanize Youth Philanthropic Action

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

What I see over and over again is that many of today's youth wish to make positive change in their communities. The problem is that they need a little support and encouragement from the rest of us.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

Support Your Immune System in 6 Easy Steps

Melissa Nordin | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

The summer months are filled with warm days and plenty of sunshine. However, even in the warmer climate, we are prone to infections and fatigue. Kick start your summer today with simple tips to improve your life and well-being.

Here's Everything You Should Know About Generation Z

Business Insider | Hayley Peterson | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

Move over, millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new crop of young people who are rapidly growing in number and influence: Generation Z....

More Pride Needed Over Treatment of Homeless Young People: 5 Things You Should Know to Help

Ariel Zwang | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

I want to share with you five things that you might not know about homeless youth and ask you to share with your networks. The more that people understand this problem, the more that we can rally behind efforts to create solutions.

Gen Z: How We Can Help Them Change the World

Jon Sundt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jon Sundt

I've heard my peers refer to this upcoming generation as lazy, unsocial and completely dependent on technology; they have no drive, they have no grit. I don't buy it.

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like the comprehensive 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, but these restrictions do not currently apply to e-cigarettes.

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

Quassan Castro | Posted 06.24.2014 | 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.

Why #MentalHealthMatters

Mahroo Moshari | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Mahroo Moshari

I am so excited and pleased to hear that the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has announced the theme for this year's International Day of Youth on August 12 is mental health.

The Millennial Solution - Iraq's Peaceful End

Richard Fowler | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
Richard Fowler

Our generation deserves a meaningful end to a baby-boomer/warmonger created conflict and that end must include rational conversation, not more boots on the ground. The only way to honor the lives of those that have fallen in Iraq is to forge a meaningful peace in the region.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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 ...

#MeWeSyria: Resistance and Hope

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

The barriers are perceived as unbreakable, but what I found was that barriers can and will be broken down all the time, all around us. The world may be failing the youth of Syria by not realizing peace, but the youth of Syria will not fail the world.

On the Public Shaming of Underage Persons

Kevin Beckford | Posted 06.19.2014 | Media
Kevin Beckford

Can we stop supporting the exploitation underage people within the "gotcha" media, please? Youth deserve our protection more than anyone, and the current landscape of media reporting does little to ensure that the livelihoods of underage persons are protected.

How She Spends Her Mornings: Female Entrepreneur Sold Her Startup for $100m at Age 21

Caroline Pugh | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Caroline Pugh

For this post, I'm not only profiling how a young, tech entrepreneur spends her mornings, but also shining a light on the fact that it's never too early to start a company. Catherine Cook is the perfect example of the complete outlier and someone that defies what you would expect from a female in the early 20s.

Game of Loans

Atima Omara | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Atima Omara

As college costs rise, many low- and middle-income families find it more and more difficult to pay for higher education. Over the past three decades. Since 1980, the average cost of tuition at a public university has more than tripled, while a typical family's income has hardly budged.

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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...

How Boko Haram Loses

Chernor Bah | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Young people around the world are responding in a defiant manner: mobilizing for education in a way that has never before been seen and calling for world leaders to respond urgently to the global education crisis.

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 06.12.2014 | 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.