Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

Reporting in Danger

Janna Jihad Ayyad is a ten-year-old reporter who lives in the West Bank. She records videos on her camera and reports on social media about what is happening in her village.



How Did Youth Experience China’s Cultural Revolution?

Red Scarf Girl helped me understand the enormous impact of the Cultural Revolution on everyone in China and how those changes still affect people today.



High School Football Dangers Turns Heads

With so much media focus on traumatic brain injury in the NFL, are the dangers facing high school players receiving the same attention?



Someday, You Could Be a Gun Control Advocate, Like Leah Gunn Barrett

Leah Gunn Barrett is the executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV). Her nonprofit organization recently released a video in which real people expected to purchase a gun for protection, but left after learning the tragic history behind each weapon. The video went viral.



Lanterns, Poetry and Peace

What is peace? Kid Reporter Sadie Price-Elliott explores what it means to advocate for peace at the Shinnyo Center’s Lantern Floating for Peace ceremony in New York City.



Occupy Summer School

This summer, at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (UAI) in Brooklyn, teen girls full of ideas and action participated in Occupy Summer School, a three-week course on how to stage an effective protest.



Ahmed Mohamed’s Homemade Clock

Why was 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed arrested and suspended from his Texas high school?



The Power of Student Protest

When students and young people have organized and demanded change, the outcomes have been tremendous. The voices of youth have had a special role in creating positive changes in revolutionary movements from the 20th century through today.



Summer Camp for Transgender Youth

At Camp Aranu’tiq, kids who identify as transgender are allowed to feel comfortable being who they are.



On the Scene at the TEDYouth Conference

On November 15, 2014, I went to a TEDYouth conference at the Brooklyn Museum where there was a full day of talks around the theme of “worlds imagined.”