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Youth Engagement

So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

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.

The New Face of Democracy: Nation-Wide Youth Congress to Take Place in Burma

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

It is a new generation of Burma's youth who can own democracy and claim it as their own.

Why Africa's Y! Generation Has Refused to Give Up

Chude Jideonwo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chude Jideonwo

Indeed, as 'Africa rising' becomes a cliché, it can obscure a certain reality - that might be changing ahead of us, but in our midst and to paraphrase a popular US election gaffe, the fundamentals of our despair remain strong.

Making Change in a Snap: Social Action Digitized

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Noah Fitzgerel

While many websites have enabled charities and foundations to accrue vast amounts of money, Changesnap is predicated on the notion that time is often just as important as dollars to social change.

World Bank Employing Youth Engagement Strategies

Ravi Kumar | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Students in a technical education program supported by the World Bank in Antioquia, Colombia. Last week I spoke at YouthTalks, the annual flagship ...

Why YOUth Matter

Toan Lam | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Toan Lam

Before I was invited to develop curriculum at the Academy of Art's (AAU) Multimedia Department and the University of San Francisco, I too believed that many young folks were apathetic, entitled and not in touch with reality. Boy, was I wrong.

Shared Prosperity Needs More Face to Face Engagement, Not Just Online

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I am not saying that they do not exist, but one may wonder why the UAE, Palestine, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, and Jordan did not have civil society organization representatives participating.

One Death Is Too Many: Why We Need Gun Violence Prevention Reforms

Jamira Burley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime
Jamira Burley

Eight years ago, in 2005, I was just a normal high school student. I faced my share of adversity, but nothing I thought I couldn't handle -- even afte...

Jacob Revers - Undecided Vote - Confessions of a Teenage Political Canvasser

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan W. Silberberg

What follows below is a guest post by a 17-year-old high school student who has been actively canvassing and doing precinct walking in his neighborhoo...

Young Diplomacy

Alex Wirth | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Alex Wirth

On a rainy morning in Moscow this May, I sat at a table listening to Russia's best students articulate, in perfect English, their concerns with the United States' anti-ballistic missile system and explain their hope for the future of Russia.

The State Department and USAID Get It

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

This weekend I was in New York for a State Department Panel entitled, "Youth Driving Change: Global Youth and Civic Engagement." The event itself was just as amazing as the story behind it -- one that is still developing.

The Two Sides of Youth Engagement

Alex Wirth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Alex Wirth

It is time for our community leaders to understand that youth must be engaged, and it must be done correctly.

A new day for all people--but young people, let's not forget tomorrow

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

In college we learn to be skeptical of claims like the ones being made about Barack Obama's historic victory. For today, forget it. His win really doe...