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Youth Empowerment

Envisioning a World Where Youth Voices Matter

Diane Fender | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In order for true change to occur, youth should be included in global conversations, and policy and decision-making processes.

Championing the Empowerment of Young Women - on International Youth Day and Beyond

Bill Reese | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Bill Reese

I was thrilled to receive a book signing invitation recently from a long-time friend, colleague, and champion of women's empowerment issues, Ritu Shar...

Young People Changing History: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act in the United States

Christy Macy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Christy Macy

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.

Creating Opportunities for Youth -- The Way Forward for the Arab World

Sima Bahous | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Sima Bahous

This week the United Nations Development Programme is convening a forum in Tunis to launch a new global strategy that puts youth at the center of all ...

Unlocking the Benefits of Open Data

Ariel Smilowitz | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Ariel Smilowitz

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.

These Four Cities Are Making Youth Empowerment A Priority

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A pressing question for many cities is how to create the right educational, social, and economic opportunities for young people so that they gain the tools to build strong foundations for adulthood.

Giving Generation Z a Safe Place to Dream Big With a Little Passion and Persistence

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

When I first met Mark, I was blown away by what he was doing for kids: Redefining how they learn so that they could build a portfolio in various fields.

Fourteen Year Old Amelia Scalies Sings Anti-Bullying Anthem

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.

Leveraging the Power of the Purse for Good

Pamela Barnes | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

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."

Girls Impact the World

Bernadette Lim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Bernadette Lim

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.

The Survival Girls -- Ming Holden's Book Debut

Michael Solis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Michael Solis

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.

5 Ways to Empower Your Kids This School Year

Jen Groover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen Groover

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.

One Young World: Paving Way For Young Leaders

Rizwan Pir Muhammad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Rizwan Pir Muhammad

The One Young World Conference held in Johannesburg during the first week of October has been a truly inspirational experience for all the participants including myself.

Solving Poverty: What South Africa Needs Now Are Jobs

John Hope Bryant | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

What (South) Africa needs now is a new generation of bottom-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and self-employment projects for those ages 25 and below.

Moving From "I Know" to "I Can"

Janet Longmore | Posted 04.25.2013 | Impact
Janet Longmore

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.

Live with Dignity, Be a Hero: Reflections From Global Dignity's Summit In Oslo, Norway

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

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.

Youth for Technology Foundation: Reinvigorating Rural Communities through Reverse Migration & Youth Empowerment

Student Reporter | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

When Njideka Harry answers the phone, her voice is warm and smooth. As she begins to tell me about the foundation she started twelve years ago, her tone conveys both humility and confidence.

The Language of Youth Empowerment

Urban Alliance | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Urban Alliance

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMany areas of Washington, D.C. are described in ways that don't accurately reflect the true character of the residents, but are still applied indiscriminately.

Happiness as a Priority

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

It's wonderful that so many adults are working to improve their lives. But why wait until you're grown up? Let's empower young people to create happiness and engagement in their lives now.

Be the Change You Wish To See in the World

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 04.06.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

We're told from a young age that it's important to know how much our opinions matter. But when we try to speak up about our own education, we're constantly shot down.

Time, Change and the Youth of America

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

What I'm trying to say is, things change and sometimes new ideas need to be welcomed and accepted to move forward in society. It's time that youth take initiative to speak up about the causes they care.

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Neale Godfrey

For as long as there has been someone with an idea, there has been someone else to list the reasons that idea won't work. Life is full of obstacles and naysayers. Even laws and mores can conspire to keep us from chasing our dreams. Don't let them win.

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."

Youthists & Age Discrimination

Hung Vo | Posted 01.30.2013 | Teen
Hung Vo

While attention is given to discrimination against people of different races, gender and sexual orientation, age discrimination remains a topic that few speak about.

How To Find What Makes You Holler

Hasib Muhammad | Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen
Hasib Muhammad

Is there something you don't know how to do? Learn it. Is there something you fear? Overcome it. Is there something you see wrong in this world? Fix it.