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Summer jobs do way more than just keeping kids busy

Nobody wants to see their kids spending the entire summer in front of a screen. While everyone can benefit from some time off, too much free time can be a detriment to everyone, especially youth and teens. Between ages 14 and 24, youth have formative experiences which affect the rest of their Read More...

little girl in pink dress celebrates with confetti in the air

Why it's important to teach kids how to celebrate themselves

This past year put many milestones, events, and special occasions on hold, especially for young ones growing up during a global pandemic. However, the importance of celebrations should not be overlooked, particularly now. While children are motivated at school by praise and recognition, for Read More...

French rap star Abd al Malik i

French rap star Abd al Malik inspires change among inner city youth

Abd al Malik embraced rap as a way to channel his frustration, tell his story and critique society. Carmel Wroth | April 2009 issue French rapper Abd al Malik has no trouble explaining why young men in the French ghettos usually celebrate New Year’s Eve by torching cars. “When you live in a Read More...

Video: Abd Al Malik,

Video: Abd Al Malik,

"Gibraltar" is the title track of Abd al Malik's hip hop/slam poetry album. The album reflects Malik's personal experiences in turning a life of violence around, as well as his perspective on the mixture of his Congolese and French backgrounds. He uses Gibraltar as the symbolic meeting point of Read More...

Chasing the Cheetahs

Chasing the Cheetahs

More than 40 percent of Africa’s people are under 15—and they’re getting ready to change the way the continent works. Vijay Mahajan | September 2008 issue In the centre of Harare, Zimbabwe, a two-story retail shop is filled to the brim with the hopes of African parents for their children. Read More...

The subtleties of sage

The subtleties of sage

Alex Lin is fixing old computers - and the planet. | April 2008 issue Alex Lin, a 14-year-old living in ­Westerly, Rhode Island, is like most kids today. He plays sports, hangs out with friends and worries about the future of the Earth. But unlike most teenagers—or people of any age—he’s Read More...

Riding with Bobbie

Riding with Bobbie

A life-changing story from a prisoner. Phillip J. Seiler, Inmate E16869| September 2007 issue I was shuffling across the parking garage of the Sacramento [California] County Jail in cuffed hands, shackled feet and an orange jumpsuit, heading toward the van that would take me back to San Quentin Read More...