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The Kids Are All Right!

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Thomas Wilson is one of a handful of remarkable young people working to change the face of HIV. A member of the Young Adult Program at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC, Wilson and his colleagues have responded to cuts in federal funding to their program by launching an ambitious Indiegogo campaign.

What Youth Want -- Experiential Learning, Social Learning

Janet Longmore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Janet Longmore

The formal education system is not meeting current workforce demands and this leads to a critical skills mismatch between the young job-seeker and the modern employer.

Young and Old Take on King's Unfinished Mission

Donna M. Butts | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Butts

As we honor King as an activist and humanitarian, we should keep in mind that as older adults and youth labor and uplift humanity together, they are finding that collaboration leads to something broader, deeper and more far-reaching than one generation alone could create.

10 Things That Keep Us Young At Heart

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

From "50 is the new 30" to "50 is the new sexy," we've heard it all. We're not denying life after 50 is "f**king awesome" as one of our bloggers recen...

Large Returns from Small Investments in Women's and Children's Health

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

There are no excuses: The logic is clear and we must respond with strong commitment and decisive action; we must make it happen now.

Recovery and Renewal in Haiti

Victoria Dunning | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Never have I observed that more than on that trip to Haiti, as people greeted me and welcomed me inside their homes to be interviewed about their experiences, and as I helped a woman, baby on her back, hang her laundry on the line.

How to Prepare Young People for Jobs of the Future

Jennifer Kushell | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Jennifer Kushell

With the world changing as fast as it is, how do we best ensure young people are prepared for the world of work from here forward? Keep in mind that along with the jobs being phased out, countless more jobs don't even exist yet.

Our Agenda in 2014

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

Momentum is on our side, but we know any number of variables can change the direction at any time and that's why we continue to fight on behalf of New York's LGBT community to push the needle forward on civil rights.

Making an Impact One Person at a Time: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We would like to introduce you to several people who made such an impressive impact with their grant that we've awarded them another grant to continue seeding the change.

How Can Sports Help to Promote Youth Employment?

Matthieu Cognac | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports
Matthieu Cognac

Understanding how soft skills that can be developed through sports -- for example ethics, attitudes and communications -- are relevant to the world of work provides an interesting perspective on youth employability.

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."