Results for ‘under-21 club’ Category

under 21 club: 13-year-old author, Bilaal Rajan, started changing the world at 4

Bilaal Rajan is an incredible young adult from Canada, who has been making changes around the world since the age of 4. He tackles one issue at a time, raising money through various fundraising opportunities. He started in 2001 at the very young age of 4, he sold clementines in his neighborhood where he raised [...]

August 19, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

under 21 club: Sally Centrifuge, a salad spinner that saves lives.

At Rice University an ordinary class assignment turned into something revolutionary. Freshman Lauren Theis and sophomore Lila Kerr were in a Bio-engineering and World Health class together where Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum presented them with a problem faced in the developing world. Their assignment was to figure out a way to test whether a patient was [...]

July 22, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

under 21 club: Even before this World Cup a teen showed us that “Peace is the Goal”

From Breakthrough’s newest intern Yasemin: As I was enjoying the World Cup final with my parents on Sunday, my mom said something I found interesting, that instead of training soldiers to fight, what if countries could have sporting matches rather than wars? It isn’t the most creative or realistic idea, but it is a nice [...]

July 13, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Interview with Julie Zeilinger, teenage editor of top feminist blog, the Fbomb

We had the opportunity to talk to one of the busiest (and youngest) bloggers on the web, Julie Zeilinger, sole founder of the Fbomb, a feminist blog for teenagers. Let us rephrase: while the blog may be run by a teenager and posted from a teenage perspective, the content is relevant for any feminist young [...]

April 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Does “Weeds” help or harm immigration?

For fans like myself, of Showtime’s hit TV series Weeds, I’m sure you’re aware of this week’s Season 5 premiere. Although I have yet to watch the newest episode (as I remain quite anticipated…). And wonder what impact a show called Weeds, a blatant drug reference, is having on immigration. In an interview with “LAist” [...]

June 10, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

under-21 club: Kids can call the shots on human rights too!

Perhaps somewhat overlooked and underestimated, the youth population can often be the most effective activists for raising awareness of social issues. Breakthrough devotes this category to those groups and individuals of children and young adults who refuse to let their age prevent them from making a difference. A perfect example is Directors of Change, a [...]

March 11, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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