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Youth Activism

REACH to Invest in the Lives of America's Foster Youth

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Paul Heroux

Currently, there are about half a million children residing in foster care within the United States. There are approximately 300,000 young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have spent at least one year in foster care. This is reason for concern.

An Interfaith Generation Unwilling To Wait

Frank Fredericks | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

The world is no longer the same as it was before the Arab Spring. Young people have demonstrated their potential to initiate change and profoundly impact world politics.

Actually, Guns Do Kill People

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The staggering toll of young lives taken by a gunman at the Utoya youth camp reminds us all, once again, that guns are the enablers of mass killers.

Will Youth Unemployment Demonstrations Come to America?

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Historically youth radicalize when disparities between expectations and reality persist. Young people need jobs in America, as is the case around the world, and we shouldn't wait for mass protests before taking serious action.

Spain's 15 Mayo Protests: What Will It Mean for U.S. Youth Election Year Activism?

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Ellen Freudenheim

Democracy in action is a beautiful thing to see. For the past few weeks, a colorful, makeshift camp erected by young Spanish protestors demanding gov...

See It, Save It: Birthright Earth

Tim Devane | Posted 05.30.2011 | Green
Tim Devane

There's no doubt that "green" is trending right now, on Twitter, on Facebook; its been bagged and tagged as cool. The problem remains because cool doesn't solve it.

What's Next?

Bob Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Walsh

Youth voices are now echoing across Algeria, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Iran. We must now give them the tools they need in order to succeed in building a positive future for their respective countries and for us as a global society.

Generation Hot

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Coal and Big Oil spent more than half a billion dollars lobbying and on political campaigns in the past two years. Now they're demanding a return on that investment and elected officials are too eager to comply.

The New Generation of Activists: How Social Workers from RISE are Restoring Social Justice to their Profession

Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Fernanda Diaz

The Social Work community looked within and instead of figuring out ways to get respect and validity from outside, they devised new ways to adapt their own behaviors.

Girl Power: Great Feminists You May Not Know (Because Some Are Still in High School!)

Lily Blau | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lily Blau

When Shelby Knox was 15, she led a campaign in her hometown of Lubbock, Texas, against the town's federally funded abstinence-only education.

generationOn -- Empowering Kids to Better Their World

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

This past Saturday hundreds of young people joined together to launch generationOn, a global youth service movement that encourages all kids to discover their power and potential to solve real world problems through service.

Bioneers 2010: Million Kid March for Climate Action Announced

Ryan Van Lenning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ryan Van Lenning

Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs. Global Warming, began his career as a climate change activist when he was 12 years old. You read that right, 12! That...

TV is NOT DEAD!

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

Some of you know I am launching a youth oriented entertainment cable network in 2011...Karmaloop TV http://www.Karmalooptv.com. I thought you might l...

Street Dogs: American Musicians Stand Up For Tibet's Imprisoned Artists (VIDEO)

Heidiminx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Heidiminx

The tools of our culture may have changed, but we are STILL capable of using the tools of our culture to amass a widespread movement for change.

The "Christine" Conundrum: Why are Democrats losing the "white woman" vote?

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

According Gallup polling available exclusively to The Daily Beast, Democrats are "losing support among white women" as the upcoming November mid-term ...

In The Public Interest : Public Transportation, The Wave Of The Future

Erin Steva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Steva

High-maintenance, tech-savvy and outspoken are just a few of the terms describing Generation Y. But car free? According to Ad Age, the millennial coho...

A Champion of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Recently, I had the pleasure of facilitating an event called "Innovations in Social Justice: New Hope, New Actions" in Berkeley, California. Among the panelists was 21-year-old rapper, artist and community organizer, Babye Champ.

"Shape-Up" Your Finances

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ryan Mack

On August 7, 2010, the Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment took to the streets to conduct the "Shape Up Your Finances" Economic Empowerment tour.

Do Something Awards Encourage Young People To Make A Difference

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Each year, the Do Something Awards inspire American youth by honoring a handful of extraordinary young people who have founded nonprofits and made an ...

Youth Unite! Outdoor Nation Happens at Central Park This Weekend

Bill Meadows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Meadows

This summer the administration will be traveling across the United States learning about local conservation efforts and ideas as part of its America's Great Outdoors initiative.

Plum T.V. Profiles Young Activists And Nonprofits In 'Citizen Active' Series

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sarah O'Brien, an eager young Jumpstart Boston volunteer, dedicated a year to working one-on-one with a pre-school student in at an inner city school....

What's Up With the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of a 14-Year-Old CEO

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Instead of applying blame for the crisis that stands before us, there is a group of young people who are using their concern for the planet as motivation to actually do something about it.

Do Something Awards Announces Nominees: Five Young People Who Have Started Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At a star-studded ceremony in New York City's Apollo Theater on Tuesday, DoSomething.org announced the five nominees for the annual Do Something Award...

We Fought the War and the War Won: Will We Let It Win Again?

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

It was seven years ago that I found myself running the wrong way up Sixth Avenue with my high school sweetheart. Through the rain we ran, with peace on our lips. New York's Finest were running after us, as they had a way of doing with pesky antiwar protesters.

Youth Organizations Ask Congress for Help

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Today, over 20 youth organizations representing millions of young people sent the following letter to Congress urging swift passage of health care reform and student aid through the reconciliation package.