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Youth Activism

I Rescued A Seagull With A Broken Wing By The Side Of The Road

Olivia Bouler | Posted 06.20.2013 | Teen
Olivia Bouler

What is this world made of? The hate. The abuse. The death. But...this world also has hope.

When the Movement Does Not Save Your Life

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

We enter social justice work as survivors. As black gay men particularly, but by no means exclusively, we learn to endure and inevitably resist racism and homophobia. What's less clear is how we survive each other.

How Youth Can Change Washington: Getting Young People Excited and Active

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, The Nation's Ari Melber asks the panel--HuffPost...

It's Happening: The Global Shift in Consciousness Is Underway and Right on (Mayan) Time

Sarah Davidson | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Sarah Davidson

We can do this. We can rise from these ashes and rally together, knowing that the pending global shift will end in inspired triumph. We have the tools. We have the drive. We have the passion, and our time is now.

The Intersection of Activism and Adolescence

Carmin Chappell | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

I am not perfect. I don't try to be; I keep my goals manageable and my expectations realistic. I am a teenager, which I think is a synonym for "someone who makes mistakes."

Poverty in America

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

Working toward eliminating poverty is necessary toward the social, psychological and economic wellbeing of the United States. We need to strategically approach inclusive strategies that will allow for all Americans to thrive -- particularly those living in poverty.

Young People Who Serve Have Right to be Heard This Election

Steven Culbertson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Culbertson

Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.

We Need Youth to Care

Aaron Miller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Teen
Aaron Miller

American youth, the demographic most important to America's future, are often excluded from political processes and omitted from election ballots in just about every way.

The Future President of Palestine

David Weiss | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
David Weiss

Even people who may seem too young to understand the issues affecting their country today are doing their part and working toward a more peaceful and prosperous future for the Palestinian people.

The Year of Youth

Hung Vo | Posted 09.29.2012 | Teen
Hung Vo

All of these individuals have three things in common: they possess an idea, have the desire for change and they can't do it alone.

Young People Are Shaping a New Era of Global Citizenship for Solidarity and Social Justice

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

Approximately 5,000 young people from all around have come together to help UNAIDS develop its strategy for engagement with youth. Using a crowdsourcing approach, they have produced a set of recommendations for how to move the agenda on HIV and young people forward.

World Summit Youth Award, Lil' MDGs Seek Young Social Entrepreneurs!

Dylan Mahalingam | Posted 09.08.2012 | Teen
Dylan Mahalingam

Today's younger generation is playing a tremendous role in fighting injustice, as we witness for the first time in history the emergence of a global youth culture forging an awareness of our universality.

Political Pioneers or Bed Texters?

Joseph Kahne | Posted 09.02.2012 | Technology
Joseph Kahne

Youth may not all be digital activists, but participatory politics are a significant dimension of their political lives.

Earth Saver Award Recognizes Sean Russell and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Charles Orgbon | Posted 07.25.2012 | Teen
Charles Orgbon

Many of us fail to recognize that we can all be heroes. Youth such as Sean and Xiuhtezcatl took what they had and made a positive difference with it, thereby epitomizing a hero.

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

Rinku Sen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Today, Colorlines.com's publisher, the Applied Research Center, released "Millennials, Activism and Race," a report on the motivations of young people...

A Generation in Revolt

Ronan Farrow | Posted 07.16.2012 | World
Ronan Farrow

To make good on its promise, this generation will have to continue to stand up and participate -- not just in the moment of protest, but in the building of sustainable institutions for years to come.

Meet The 25 Most Powerful And Influential Young People In The World!

Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

Here at HuffPost Teen, we hear incredibly inspiring and empowering stories every day about how young people are changing the world they live in. We th...

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.

The Rise Of The New Spiritual Counterculture

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

Enthusiastic crowds have greeted me on my book tour. This shouldn't be happening as first-time author in a wilting publishing industry. But I've had a secret grassroots weapon, one that a lot of mainstream America doesn't know about.

Be an Activist

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 05.15.2012 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

In honor of International Women's Day last week, thousands of women gathered together in numerous countries to demand equal rights. This bravery is both remarkable and inspiring.

Random Idea to Run With: St. Louis Youth Create Big Change

RandomKid | Posted 05.07.2012 | Good News
RandomKid

The random idea here is about unbridled possibility. When you give someone the space to imagine, and you back it with resources, the outcomes can be exponential.

Who Is Kony?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

Joseph Kony, the leader of the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army, has managed to systematically terrorize and manipulate central Africans in order to stay in power for 26 years.

Ice Cream, Pi, and Global Youth Service Day

Simone Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Simone Bernstein

Youth around the world can and do make a positive impact through volunteer service. Global Youth Service Day is a day to celebrate the fact that you are never too young to start volunteering.

Souper Bowl Of Caring

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.06.2012 | Religion
Eliot Daley

Super Bowl Sunday is a day that is full of energy, and let's see if we can harness some of that energy to help these people who are without a bowl of soup to eat.

Teen Impact: Runner-Up #3

Ford Noble | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Ford Noble

I know that I do not have the power to remedy every problem in Africa, but I do know that I have the desire to try and that inspiration is contagious.