The Power of Young People to Change the World

The Power of Young People to Change the World

This show is perfect for youth who want to change the world and for adults who want to foster youth innovation and imagination through real-world education. Youth listeners gain a connection to other young people who are passionate about making the world a better place by addressing issues like climate change, education equity, poverty, mental health, and more. Adult listeners are inspired by stories of youth as change agents and gain practical advice on how to partner with youth and how to incorporate service-learning into their classrooms, afterschool programs or homes. Youth are recognized as partners who understand their rights and obligation to act in the benefit of the public good. From young people who are affected by issues, to adult allies who work with them, join me to discover and discuss leadership that creates space for each person to take ownership and affect change so that all people are inspired to Serve. Learn. Change the world.

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October 14, 2021 60 min
What does it take to change the world? Join us this week to meet Lena Taweh, the founder of Green Mangroves and speaker at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Milan, Italy. Joining Lena is a global educator and Qatar Foundation International education team member, Jennifer Geist. Jennifer will share her insights into service-learning and creating spaces for youth to share their voices and take action on their passions.
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Service-learning is a powerful instructional strategy that engages young people in meaningful service to their communities while developing their academic, civic, social-emotional, and leadership skills. Join us this week to meet service-learning expert Shira Woolf Cohen, founder of Innovageous, who will share her knowledge and expertise to bring service-learning to your schools, classrooms, and afterschool programs.
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What do you instill in young people that they have the power to change the future? You bring together youth from diverse backgrounds and cultures with the purpose to improve the quality of life in the world by developing skilled, ethical, and sensitive leaders. Join us this week to meet youth leaders from the California Association of Student Councils. Here how they are tackling important issues by engaging in active civic partici...
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On September 1, the Born This Way Foundation, co-founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, launched the #BeKind21 campaign, an invitation for each of us to practice kindness towards ourselves and each other. Join us this week to meet Channel Kindness Advisory Board Members, Keely and Spencer. Hear their inspiring stories and learn how you can not only take the #BeKind21 pledge but create a kinder and braver world. Lea...
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Ocean Heroes New Orleans has been working hard towards plastic pollution solutions in their community! OHNOLA is a group of local students aged 10-18 who came together in the Spring of 2018 and have made significant strides in removing plastics from their community. Join us this week to meet two members of the Ocean Heroes team and hear their stories of how they are changing the world, one piece of plastic at a time.
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September 9, 2021 60 min
What does service-learning look like globally? How is it supported and fostered across Latin America and beyond? Join us this week to learn about CLAYSS, an organization that was born to accompany and serve students, educators, and community organizations that develop or want to implement educational solidarity globally.
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We have all heard the saying “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” But how can we apply this lesson to empower youth for a lifetime? EarthForce is an organization engaging young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. Join us this week with EarthForce President, Vince Meldrum, and youth leaders Bridget, Ben, and Veronica to hear how they are mobilizing the ...
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Atlanta isn't just the home of CNN and Coca-Cola, it's the home of VOX ATL, a youth-led nonprofit dedicated to the youth-voice movement. Join us this week to hear how VOXATL is bringing together teens from diverse backgrounds to create a stronger, more equitable community through leadership and uncensored self-expression.
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What will it take to create a more just and peaceful world? Join us this week as we explore youth leadership and service-learning with PeaceJam. Discover how young people are affecting change in every corner of the world and how each of us has the ability to unleash our inner Peace Laureate.
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Join us this week to meet the young leaders behind Generation Ratify, a youth-led movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and advance gender equality in the United States. Hear how young people are creating an intersectional feminist revolution that empowers and advocates for the full equality of young women, non-conforming, non-binary, femme, and Queer folx.
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How can you impact education equity in your school and community? You inspire students to discover the magic of STEM while introducing them to concepts, ideas, and a new way of thinking. At STEM Kids, their goal is to mentor and support students of color and give them the tools to succeed in the future as the next generation of visionaries and innovators.
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What happens when you combine social-emotional and leadership development with the performing arts? You get Global Girls, Inc. Join us to hear how students are creating and staging original works that not only entertain, but also unpack, challenge, and heal. Spirited, soulful, and authentic productions evolve from conversations around first-person narratives. As themes emerge, songs, improvisations and dances follow and result in “...
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Join us this week to hear from the student advisors of New York City's Department of Youth and Community Development. These young leaders have created a Youth Town Hall series to develop the youth agenda that will inform policy, practice, and programs across the city on issues like policing, systemic racism, education equity, and more.
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What can college students do to address homelessness in their communities? The Backpack Project aims to answer this question by not only distributing backpacks in their hometown of Athens, Georgia but by spreading their successful model to other college towns around the country. Join us this week to hear how something as simple as a backpack, filled with essential toiletries, food, clothing, and more, can help those in need and mak...
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July 8, 2021 60 min
The recent pandemic has only amplified the existing academic challenges faced by marginalized groups in America. This week’s guest, Daxton Gutekunst, believes there is no one better to help young people in need than other young people. Listen now to hear how Daxton’s organization, KidByKid, is addressing educational disparities and bridging divides between youth in his community through free tutoring services.
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What does it take to help students succeed academically, empower them to become engaged leaders, and responsible citizens, and foster healthy living? On this week's show, we will learn how Youth Service America is supporting expanded opportunities for students in afterschool programs like those at Kid Power Inc. We will meet 4th grader Keith who will share how he is leading change in his own community in D.C.
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We have all heard the saying “teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” But how can we apply this lesson to empower youth for a lifetime? EarthForce is an organization engaging young people as active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future. Join us this week with EarthForce President, Vince Meldrum, and youth leaders Bridget, Ben, and Veronica to hear how they are mobilizing the ...
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June 17, 2021 60 min
How do you recognize youth as partners in decision-making? How do you actively build shared leadership that creates space for each person to take ownership and affect change? Join us this week to hear from Youth Advisory Council mentor Isabella Sullivan, as she shares her knowledge and expertise on youth voice and youth/adult partnerships that is the stepping stone to changing the world.
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The large political divides in America might feel like an unsolvable problem to some. Not Rachna Shah, our guest this week on “The Power of Young People to Change the World.” Rachna is the founder of Youthquake, a civic engagement program that exposes young people to differing political views and guides them toward creating change. Join us this week to hear how Rachna has turned passion into action and how she empowers other youth ...
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“Mental Illness Needs to be Destigmatized.” This was the founding idea of M.I.N.D., a service-learning project started by five high school students to address the urgent lack of conversations around mental health in their community. Recently, their impact was duly recognized by a national Youth Leadership in Service-Learning Excellency Award. Join us this week to hear from Tracy, Nomy, Nina, Fabienne, and Joscelynn, as well as thei...
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