Posts Tagged as ‘teens’

because we found it: TODAY! The ‘It Gets Better Project’ book for LGBT youth launches

Today, the ‘It Gets Better Project’ is officially launching their book It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.   The org, started by Dan Savage and partner Terry Miller, was in response to the spate of suicides in 2010 by gay teens who were facing continued harassment.  According to the [...]

March 22, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Dan Savage is the man behind the campaign that tells gay youth #It Gets Better

“If there are 14, 15, 16 year olds…12, 13 year olds watching this video, what I would love you to take away from it really is that IT GETS BETTER. However bad it is now, it gets better. And it can get great, it can get awesome. Your life can be amazing but you have [...]

October 1, 2010 by ishita | 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

because we found it: Handy technology damages mental health

To those who temporarily delete their Facebooks to be productive: smart move. New research reported in the NY Times shows that technological activity defeats the mind’s ability to focus and takes over its motherboard. Just as an average Internet user at work changes windows or checks e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, [...]

June 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Homeboys are saving youth from gangs

Orignially posted at Causecast by ERIN SWAN, Causecast Editor With over 1,100 gangs in Los Angeles county, the L.A. area has the largest gang problem in the United States. For many, a life of violence and crime starts in childhood and becomes a trap that seems inescapable. In 1988, Father Gregory Boyle addressed that very issue when [...]

February 18, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @CounterSuicide school program helps prevent dating violence

We’re always on the look out for projects that prevent domestic violence- especially those that call on males to get involved. Like hint, hint – our Bell Bajao campaign. Look at this Tweet by @CounterSuicide: School-based program helps prevent dating violence among teens, especially boys The site says, “Approximately one in 10 to one [...]

August 3, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: NYC teens “Discovered” a new form of activism

Fifteen New York City high-school teens have created “Discovered”, a machinama film on human sex trafficking. What is machinama? I wasn’t sure either, but it’s essentially digital animation from video game footage. The film was created for a project by Global Kids, and TODAY, July 1st, the young innovative filmmakers will present their work at [...]

July 1, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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