The Oral History Club is a powerful example of the importance of intergenerational dialogue between our youth and the elders. It is the knowing of what has been that informs the limitless possibility of what can be.
There is a big craze making its rounds at the moment where people are getting rid of their feelings of not being good enough and replacing it with the new belief that "I am good enough."
I'm here to inform you that you are NOT good enough. And for that you should be deeply grateful!
It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.
In 1964, Mississippi was a place of terror, where local white citizens carried out brutal retaliation against blacks who believed they had the right to be first-class citizens. More than 1,000 people were arrested that summer.
As a generation that has grown up working with computers and regularly connecting online with people around the world, young people in particular have the potential to provide a unique contribution within this space.
This year, my husband and I called a family meeting and put $10,000 on the dining room table. We told the kids, "This money is yours, but it comes with some guidelines. The lump sum will go to charities of your choosing."
It's time for us to emphasize a new message throughout history. It's time for history to finally value and recognize the meaning of sisterhood. It's time to declare once and for all that women and girls together can and do impact the world.
Ming Holden makes her book debut with her non-fiction novella, The Survival Girls, based on her work with Congolese refugee women who are survivors of gender-based violence. Ming's work is proof of what fresh energy can bring to a development project.
It's more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to develop their own identity and the personal strength to achieve their goals and become their own role models for positive living.
Equipped with the confidence to develop networks and identify economic opportunities, youth are able to overcome skills mismatch, bureaucracy, nepotism and geographic location -- all barriers to employment.
The basic message here was: when we live with dignity, we live from the heart, and to live from the heart is a noble thing indeed. For when we live with that inherent nobility which we all possess, we become heroes.