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    Youth and the New Type of Activism

    In the summer of 2017, The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center brought together a group of residents around the theme of “Youth as Agents of Transformative Change.” Participants hailed from eight different countries, representing academia, the private sector, civil society, activist organizations, and the arts including novelists, composers, and musicians. And while the focus of the […] More

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    Youth Voice Plus Youth Vote | Wendy Lesko | [email protected]

    Young people are learning how to amplify their voices but too often their ideas or grievances fall on deaf ears. To get more elected officials to listen, students are leading local campaigns across the U.S. to lower the voting age to 16. How might extending voting rights change the way candidates for school boards and […] More

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    #WYMDtalk: Impact of Unemployment on Youth Activism

    Characteristics in and outcome of social movements today, are clearly linked to economic concerns in many parts of the world. There are a number of social problems that directly affect youth, such as unemployment or insecure employment. Thus, unemployment is one of the main reasons for increasing social unrest. Panelists: Najmin Kamilsoy (Azerbaijan), Hurford Youth […] More

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    Andra Day Brings Youth Activists on Stage | Global Citizen Festival NYC 2017

    Singer Andra Day, whose song “Rise Up” has become a social justice anthem, brought four young activists from around the world on stage at Global Citizen Festival NYC on Sept. 23, presented by T-Mobile. Global Citizen is a social action platform for a global generation that aims to solve the world’s biggest challenges. On our […] More

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    Everydayblackgirl : Speaking to the Youth About Activism And The Power Of Their Voices

    Courtney Michelle Roberts is 14 years old. Courtney post daily on her Instagram platform Everydayblackgirl , where she touches on subjects such as Social/Political issues and Intersectional Feminism. At just the age of 11, Courtney established her platform to create a space, where black women and girls can share their experiences, their perspectives, and their […] More

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    Youth Program Scholarship Fund | Bioneers

    The Bioneers Youth Leadership Program (YLP) cultivates youth activism and supports young leaders who are confronting injustice and working to restore the damaged environment. Through mentorship, using the arts as a form of activism, and building a network of people dedicated to inclusivity, healthy living and respect for the power and gifts of the natural […] More

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    Passionate, Courageous, Persistent Youth Activism | Becca Folkes-Lallo | [email protected]

    Referencing historical movements and her own work, Becca Folkes-Lallo highlights the power and significance of youth activism. She encourages youth in the audience to become activists themselves by finding their passion, acting, and remembering that they are not alone. Becca Folkes-Lallo, a junior at White Station High School, is a passionate youth organizer hired by […] More

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    2017 Utah Youth Activist Scholarship Winners

    Jessica Rodriguez and Yearim De Leon were chosen for their strong commitment to protecting and enhancing civil liberties in their schools and communities. Their activist work includes promoting immigrants’ rights, restorative justice for youth, and educational equality for all students. These two amazing young activists were selected, from many outstanding applications, submitted by graduating high […] More

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