iOS app Android app

Youth

Raising Adam: The Importance of Teaching Standards to Children

Fatima Scipio | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Fatima Scipio

Children have to learn critical thinking skills as well as social skills that will help them to interact in diverse environments. But most importantly, we have to teach them that they are priceless.

What One Urban School District Can Teach the Country About Stress Relief

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Linda Esposito, LCSW

While there's no silver bullet, San Francisco Unified boasts a unique approach to tackling the biggest threat to student achievement: stress.The Transcendental Meditation technique is simple, and easy to learn and implement.

Not That Talented

Charles Cole III | Posted 03.02.2014 | Black Voices
Charles Cole III

I need to actively break down these cognitive barriers that society firmly supplants into the psyche of our children, hell, of our men, young and old.

At the UNESCO Forum On Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change

Sofia Gomez-Doyle | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sofia Gomez-Doyle

During a time of technological change, youth unemployment, rising university costs and civil conflict, we recognized the need for GCE, not only as a method of teaching in the classroom, but also as a mindset.

Closing the Civic Achievement Gap in an Increasingly Diverse Country

Peter Levine | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices
Peter Levine

As these demographic trends transform the nation, the stubborn achievement and opportunity gaps between ethnic groups and socioeconomic circles become more evident and problematic.

10 Amazing Young People Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.26.2013 | Black Voices

From Kendrick Johnson to Renisha McBride, too many young black people made headlines this year in the United States for news directly related to a tra...

Let's Raise Our Grand Voices in Support of Children and Families

Dr. Joan Lombardi | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Joan Lombardi

Six years after Mandela launched this group, with help from other leaders from South Africa and around the world, The Elders continue to promote the shared interests of humanity by working on issues ranging from climate justice to promoting equality between men and women to ending conflict in the Middle East to political reform and peace-building processes in Myanmar.

New York Neighborhoods Defined By the Residents Who Call Them Home (Pt. 2)

Greg Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

About a month ago, I wrote an article documenting New York's most famous neighborhoods. The premise of the article was to stereotype the neighborhood into a single person or couple. This week, I decided to expand this growing list to include a few more neighborhoods in Manhattan, as well as some Brooklyn neighborhoods.

How Far Has LGBT Health Research Progressed Since Bush-Era 'Big Chill'?

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

For any longtime LGBT health researcher, 2003 stands out -- it was the year that the Traditional Values Coalition compiled a list of research studies by the National Institutes of Health and slipped that list to Congress.

What the World Can Learn From the Youth of South Africa

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Despite the distinct contrast in delivery, their perspectives had a few things in common, world leaders need to take the younger generation more seriously, young people need to be more pro-active in challenging leadership and enacting change.

The Daily Practice That Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Daily giving has brought me closer to my family and to my community. It has enriched and blessed my life. The initial impulse to be more connected to and engaged in my giving -- has resulted in me receiving so much more than I've given.

What Mandela Meant to an 8-Year-Old Boy: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Roderick Carey | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Roderick Carey

Nationally, we had Martin, Marcus, and Malcolm. Now we added Mandela among the giants of justice.

Trailblazing Young Innovators Announced for NFTE World Series of Innovation

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The votes are in and this year's winners of the NFTE World Series of Innovation are in! Winners from around the globe awarded over $80,000 in cash and...

Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America

Donna M. Butts | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

Right now, our political debates pose a false conflict: that our country can't possibly invest in older generations while nurturing younger generations. Yet our work suggests that the American public doesn't share these views.

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."

Memories of Mandela and Today's Youth

Evie Hantzopoulos | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Evie Hantzopoulos

When our children discover that millions of other children around the world lack the basic right to a free education, they start to critically question the effectiveness of their own schooling, and start to advocate for an education that is relevant to today's world.

Millennials Will Not Sign Up for Obamacare

Mariel Klein | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Mariel Klein

Regardless of the term used to describe the new health care law, less than one quarter of young people ages 18 to 29 say they will definitely or probably enroll in insurance through an exchange.

Why Do I NOT Feel Old? Is It Because I Live in New York?

Judy Katz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Judy Katz

This city is my Enchanted Cottage. If I don't get another man, well, I tried, and in any case I still have Man-hattan.

Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.02.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Jenny Bolario Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused...

Restoring the Ladder of Opportunity

Eva Shang | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Eva Shang

However, the fantasy land of Panem is not so far off from the landscape of America's current social and economic inequality. The Hunger Games are real. The Hunger Games are here. And what the Hunger Games mean is the death of the American Dream.

Silver Lake Children's Theatre Group Hits Adult Themes With Intelligence and Humor

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Leslie Hendry

Aloha, Kiana, co-written by 11-year old Nicki Klar, discussed marriage, the possibility of parents separating, how we connect to our romantic partners, and most importantly how to be honest with ourselves and others, all through the eyes of teens.

Are We Losing A Generation to the Foibles of Anti-Social Behavior?

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Jure Klepic

There is a deadly new "game" going on in our streets. It's called the Knockout Game and consists of someone, usually a teenage boy, trying to knock out another random person in just one punch.

Post One Young World Fever

Erdika Wirengjurit | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Erdika Wirengjurit

It's official: I have contracted the One Young World fever. I believe that catching the OYW fever restores HOPE in each in every one us. After all, hope is what pushes humanity to be better.

Killing More Than Kennedy

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

Kennedy's call to action, from his first to his last day as president, was a constant call to citizenship - local, national, and global. It was a call to embrace the promise of American reinvention and renewal.

Discover Your Passions in Life

Dina Khayal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Dina Khayal

Remember that time when you were told that you aren't good enough? Talented enough? Smart enough? Passionate enough? I do. I remember it like it was yesterday. Throughout my childhood I thought of myself as those things.