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Youth Leadership

Be My Hero

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Tim McDonald

Inspiration comes from many places. To me, there is perhaps no greater source of inspiration than the youth of the world. Being involved with No Kid Hungry brings me in contact with many who feel the same way.

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.

Three Ways to Galvanize Youth Philanthropic Action

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

What I see over and over again is that many of today's youth wish to make positive change in their communities. The problem is that they need a little support and encouragement from the rest of us.

Organic Networking: Carrie Rich Explains the Power You Can Access Anywhere, Anytime

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Even as a young woman counting several early successes, Carrie's youth has brought her equal challenges in a world dominated by those her senior.

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Autism Conference in Washington Highlights Hope

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Jim Luce

Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 20...

Compassion, Integrity and our 'AHA!' Moments

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Chloe created a vegetarian club at her school and continues to improve it. She explains, 'you can't be a good activist if you can't learn from your mistakes.' Chloe's passion is helping other youth show their compassion for animals and for the planet.

Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

Restoring Our Faith in Leadership

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

To paraphrase Einstein, you can't solve a problem using the same type of thinking that created it. When you consider this bit of wisdom alongside the scale of the problems we're facing around the world, it's clear that our current model of leadership sorely needs a refresh. Everywhere we look, we see leaders with high IQs making terrible decisions -- government shutdown, anyone? -- burned out and unable to tap into their own wisdom. That's why I'm here in Johannesburg to join a conversation among a group of 1,300 young leaders from all over the world who are every day solving problems in their communities. Being with them restores my faith in leadership. Together, we'll be highlighting examples from around the world of what is working when it comes to young people creating their own employment opportunities and extending opportunities to others.

A Back to School Call to Action: Let's Have Malala Day Every Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Let's not have Malala Day just once a year. Really, every day is and should be Malala Day, when all children get to feel the power of the pen, the book, the tablet, and best of all, his or her own valuable story, written and shared for all the world to benefit.

The Power of Mentoring and Accessible Role Models

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

With the millennial generation increasingly driven towards social causes, it's no surprise that aspiring women leaders are interested in working in the nation's capital on policy-related issues. And who can blame them?

This Is My Premiere Blog

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Carole Sumner Krechman

we need to look beyond that world and help expand connections, with a view towards sharing and giving. I don't think we need to look backward to a better time, but take a view forward, time to speak with those closest to you.

From Youth Bulge to Youth-Led: Finding a Space for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Daniela Ramirez | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Daniela Ramirez

While we are still a few years away from the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the process of framing the post-2015 development agenda is already well under way.

Who Says We Can't Change the World -- Watch Us!

Michele Hunt | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Michele Hunt

In the mist of all the chaos, conflict, negativism and cynicism surrounding us, there is a rising movement to transform our world into one that values and respects all people, life and all that gifts that nature has given us.

MISSON: Outdoor Nation Summit DESTINATION: Austin, TX

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

At Outdoor Nation, the main event was the planning of grassroots projects that will get more Americans outdoors. My group's program, called Warriors of the Wild, was one of eight winners!

MISSION: Sierra Student Coalition Summer Leadership Training DESTINATION: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

I landed in San Juan with no contacts, no addresses and only a vague idea of what I would be doing on this beautiful island.

G(irls)20 Summit-Empowering Girls and Women Is Key to Economic Growth

Claire Charness | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Claire Charness

If you help a young girl or woman find the confidence and the belief in her, she will break barriers in the future, both in an economic and political environment and in all areas of her life.

5 Tips For Young Professionals Who Want To Make A Difference

Monisha Kapila | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Monisha Kapila

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges facing children and families in our communities and worldwide. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 percent...

Joining Lady Gaga's New Foundation To Build A Kinder World

Connie Yowell | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Connie Yowell

A virtual army 19 million strong on Twitter and 48 million strong on Facebook, Lady Gaga's supporters are primed and excited, and through her new Foundation, they can get the help they need to make a real-world difference for themselves and their communities.

Teen Impact: Finalist #6

Mary-Pat Hector | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Mary-Pat Hector

I created a national campaign, Shake Off Violence, beginning with a 90-day ceasefire. The purpose of the campaign is to raise public awareness about youth violence and to promote peace.

Arrests and Jail On Wall St.

Father Paul Mayer | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Father Paul Mayer

or me the willingness to risk arrest is not like the moth flying into the flame. Rather it is an attempt by the powerless to communicate when all else has failed.

Usher's New Look: Building Young Leaders

Stephenie Foster | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

Usher started New Look in 1999, and the foundation has developed a model for engaging young people and giving them a strong sense of how they can affect the world they live in.

Is Charity Doing More Harm Than Good In Cambodia?

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

Are we supporting an environment where charities like SCC and Face-to-Face are helping others make profits, while they leave us to support their own peoples?

Usher gives inner city youth 'New Look' on entrepreneurship, leadership, life

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Green

Millions of music fans know Usher (Usher Raymond IV) as a phenomenal performer who has captivated the music scene for 15 years. With five Grammy Award...

Charity as a Drop in the Bucket: Day 9

Ken Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ken Wong

I spent nine days in Malawi trying to turn deformed maize, witchcraft, and HIV into catalysts of change. Join me and my Face-to-Face AIDS Project and see how our ideas of charity evolve with on-the-ground experiences.