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Civic Engagement Empowers Youth, Increases Will to Change for the Better
To tackle the issues revolving around at-risk youth, Michigan State University Extension advises young people to engage in civic participation. Such participation empowers and stimulates their will...more



Special Program Helps Siblings Build Positive Relationships
Feinberg and Susan McHale, professor of human development and family studies, introduced the SIBlings are Special (SIBS) Program to address brother and sister relationships. The program gives...more

Congressman Fattah Gives Honor to AmeriCorps
Congressman Chaka Fattah, leading Congressional advocate for national and community service for the youth, addresses AmeriCorps as "Patriotic and Life Molding Experience" in honor of AmeriCorps...more

Homeless Youth Crowdsources His Way to University
James Ward, 19, has seen much of life's struggles. He and his family have dealt with homelessness for four years, moving between shelters and Skid Row in L.A. Wanting to pursue college, Ward has...more

Award-Winning Tax Attorney Inspires Youth of Germantown
Award-winning tax attorney and advocate, Nikki Johnson-Huston, hopes to affect policy change. She talks with Germantown youth of LOGAN Hope School at Tabor Children's Services to share her inspiring...more

Young Social Entrepreneur Launches Online Store and Feeds Kids In Need
Santana Draper, after learning of how a storm has devastated countless families, created limited edition t-shirt series for boys and young men with the help of his parents. A portion of the proceeds...more

Early School Engagement Helps Youths Prevent Dropouts and Problematic Social Behaviors
According to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Connecticut College, helping youth stay engaged in school is less likely to dropout. The findings reveal that youths who...more

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Copes with Budget Reductions despite Rising Homeless Youth
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, shelter and counsel provider for homeless youth, has been stricken with budget cuts totaling more than $1.1 million within the previous year. The federal spending cuts were...more

Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have launched the Youth Social Enterprise Challenge 2013 to help shape the entrepreneurial spirit of Pakistani youth. This year, the challenge intends...more






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Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises

Blue Star Recyclers Founder Hopes to Make Colorado Springs a Hub for Social Enterprises
Blue Star Recyclers, a social enterprise, operates by using conventional business practices to tackle social...



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