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Solving the Philly Flash Mob Phenom

Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lauren DeLisa Coleman

If one can't understand the culture and mindset of today's young, techno-savvy user, how can problems be solved?

Los Angeles Area High School Students Find a Path to Graduation Through Art

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 06.04.2010 | Los Angeles
Raymond Leon Roker

The HeArt Project is designed specifically for kids who have struggled in traditional educational environments and are at risk of dropping out of high school.

The Heart of Teaching and Learning: Cultures Collide as "The King and I" Comes to the Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

Taking a fresh, creative approach to the heavy baggage of colonialism and slavery in the classic "The King and I" will open up safe spaces for challenging conversations in the South Bronx.

To Rebuild Haiti: 'The Kids Are Alright'

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Two months ago, a confident teenager named Miller Klitsner showed up at my doorstep in Sausalito with a plan to have a battle of the bands to raise funds to build a school in Haiti.

Economic Inequality from Cradle to Grave

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

In an economy that seems hellbent on keeping people of color from getting head, you need a lot more than a job these days to build a real life.

Social Mob: Trend Du Jour?

Tina Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Wells

Earlier this week, an article on Philly.com described a "flash mob" gathering of hundreds of Philadelphia's youth on South Street last weekend. The ar...

National Foster Care Month: Change a Child's Life

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Over the past 11 years, a succession of children - some in diapers and some in high school - have come to stay in my home for varying amounts of time....

Kids Will Eat Anything. Where Are the Adults?

Lyn Pentecost | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lyn Pentecost

Who is making all these idiotic nutrition decisions on behalf of our children? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

Health Care Reform and the Young Invincibles

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

For young adults, who are less likely to get insurance through work, might mean pursuing the dream of becoming a musician, not having to choose between buying winter boots or going to the doctor.

Empowering Youth One 'Step' At a Time

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

When it comes to saving our youth, one of the best ways our society can do this is by providing extracurricular activities for our children outside of the school environment.

COF 2010: An Inconvenient Inheritance

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Al Gore and Geoffrey Canada argue that the next generation will tackle the problems left by baby boomers. But Gore worries about the enormity of the problems and Canada wonders whether our education system will prepare them.

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.

Why Students Hold the Key to Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If we're going to finally end this 70+ year failed public policy known as marijuana prohibition, then we need students to play a lead role.

The Pitfalls of Introducing Democracy by Force

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

The idea of an adult coming in and trying to implement democracy in a setting that has known only authoritarianism seems somewhat like the US invading an authoritarian nation to make them democratic.

How to Get Your Kids to Love Yoga

Yoga Journal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

All yogi parents would love to see their children reap the benefits of yoga, but the surest way to get kids to run the other way is to force it on the...

Face It: The More We Know the Better We Look?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Do I look as young as I feel? Of course not. I walk around the campus and smile at the cute guys and expect for a moment they might see me as I looked four decades ago.

What Happened to Wisdom?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Sage mentors warn us, encourage us, and keep us focused in the right direction. Yet it is not clear that many seniors these days are willing to pass on wisdom in the way they once did.

Malawi's William Kamkwamba Among The Winners of The GO Ingenuity Award

Scott Fifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Fifer

GO Campaign and the Unified Field Corporation have named four inaugural winners of the GO Ingenuity Award, a global prize to celebrate innovation and to inspire youth ingenuity in developing nations.

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

Democrat Youth Support Dwindling

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Whither the youth vote? A year after backing Barack Obama by an overwhelming 2-to-1 ratio, young adults are quickly cooling toward ...

Teen Empowerment Creates Agents for Positive Change

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Suzette Standring

The regenerative power of youth can heal violence and kids just have to be empowered to do so. The Center for Teen Empowerment does just this -- giving kids a voice and hope for the future.

The Boys-Will-Be-Boys Defense

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The juvenile justice system, in a sense, has become the largest child mental health system, and the child and adolescent psychiatrists there are in short supply.

Youth Teach Financial Literacy at Microsoft in NYC

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ryan Mack

Students were afforded an opportunity to experience an enriching workshop at Microsoft in New York City in attending a series of seminars focusing on personal growth and career development.

Pursuing Racial Justice: A Primer for Young People

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mikhail Lyubansky

Here are four simple ways students can effectively contribute to the building of a racially just society.

The Power of One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marian Salzman

Every generation assumes it has been handed the world's problems because the one that preceded it didn't quite master the agenda. In the rebellious 19...