Leadership

Meet 2 Young Social Entrepreneurs Driving Change from Inside Government

Jessica and Francisco each started successful social ventures but have transitioned to roles at different levels of government in Peru and Spain, respectively.

What This Young Activist Wants You to Know About Advancing the Human Rights Agenda

Roberto Zapata, 31, discusses the human rights agenda, the importance of education, and why the 2019 Rice Award honorable mention is so significant. 

Messages from Rural America

Growing up in rural America isn’t easy, and the needs of rural communities and the young people who call them home often go overlooked. At a recent learning event ...

If You Want to Achieve the Greatest Impact, Learn to Listen

The (Re)Connecting Youth Initiative's successful first phase draws to a close, leaving a legacy from which to learn and a foundation on which to build.

Louisiana Youth Make Their Voices Heard

Clustered around a table at The Rhino, a popular coffeehouse in Shreveport, Louisiana, four high school students plotted and planned. The next day, Ta'Mya, David, Annika, and Robert would have less than an hour to present key challenges...

LEAPS: Bhavani Tivakaran on Advocating for Change

Bhavani Tivakaran, President of the Teen Advisory Committee with Step Forward (https://www.stepforwardnla.org/) of Northwest Louisiana, on the potential of young people to create change in their communities.

Progress Towards a Peaceful World is Slow, but There's Reason for Hope

 "We need to prioritize young people's role in achieving the SDG's—now."

Passion, Purpose, and Penguins: Wisdom from the C-Suite on International Women's Day

It’s estimated that women comprise close to 75 percent of the nonprofit workforce. That’s a fact worth celebrating…as long as we don’t lose sight of the gender gap that still persists in the leadership ranks. The unfortunate truth is, only 45 percent of nonprofit CEOs are women, and that figure...

Rise Together: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Other Invisible Barriers

Not all barriers are external; some—like self-doubt and self-censorship—originate within.

Black Youth Have Answers and Agency: Development Can Bring Resources and Deep Listening

"Sometimes, [young people] only need access to opportunities, and someone to listen deeply."