youth Filter
  1. The Power of One: Cleaning Up the Coastline, One Person at a Time, with Barrel Bag

    Environmental activist and teen founder Tucker Grooms created his nonprofit, Barrel Bag, to make it easier for people to clean up trash at the beach. His website has grown into the online hub of the organization.

    Business
    Barrel Bag founder Tucker Grooms at Stinson Beach, CA. Photo by Drew Bird Photo.
  2. Out in Tech Site Spotlight: The Gets My Goat Project in the Dominican Republic

    The Gets My Goat project in the Dominican Republic educates marginalized youth in dairy farm management and empowers them to become agents of change in their own community.

    Animals
    Photo by Ruel Madelo
  3. Global Climate Strike

    “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.” From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will take to the streets and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Read more about the strike and how to find an event near you.

    Commentary
  4. Wolf Connection

    Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program located in a therapeutic setting in the Angeles National Forest. With the help of rescued wolves and wolfdogs, young men and women (re)connect with nature, wildlife, and themselves.

    Animals
    Photo via Pixabay
  5. We Have this Really Powerful Tool to Effect Change

    “But it became crystal-clear that queer youth needed to see what their futures could look like. They needed to see that there was light at the end of the tunnel…” Brett M. Peters from the It Gets Better Project talks about the power of uplifting storytelling.

    Diversity
  6. For My Brothers and Sisters

    “My sister and I were once in the Child Welfare System so the death of Tina Fontaine struck me personally.” At Tea&Bannock, guest blogger Kailey Arthurson’s poem calls us to defend the sacred, to defend the children.

    Abuse
    Photo by Tennille K. Campbell
  7. It Gets Better

    Visit the revamped website of the It Gets Better Project to browse an archive with thousands of video stories, and to learn about their mission to empower LGBTQ youth around the world.

    Diversity
  8. Teaching My Kids to Survive in ‘Merica

    A mom reflects on preparing her 12-year-old sons to fly alone, to grandma’s house in today’s America: “I thought we would at least get to girls before we got to guns. But this has been an extraordinary year, full of violence and bigotry.”

    Family
  9. “Instead of getting to enjoy growing up, I felt trapped in my youth, the thing that had made me special until my ex-boyfriend called it my affliction, like a Dorian Gray bargain gone uniquely sideways.”

    Essay
  10. Huck Magazine

    From surf and skateboard culture to music, art, and activism, Huck Magazine shares stories from the people on the countercultural frontlines.

    Culture
  11. Music
  12. Rookie

    Rookie is an independently run online magazine and book series founded in 2011 by writer and editor Tavi Gevinson. It publishes writing, photography, and art by and for teenagers.

    Art
  13. Life Without Power Steering or How a Muslim Family Parks

    A memoir by Sam Pierstorff at The Normal School: “My mom was Muslim. We all were or tried to be. But she was the best at it.”

    Family
  14. The Knuckle Sandwich Epiphany

    Sydney-based writer and editor Psyren Song publishes a blend of comics and narrative on childhood, growing up, and friendship.

    Comics
  15. My 20s (The Asshole Years)

    “This is the time to take stands, to yell your beliefs from the tops of mountains, to stand up for others, protest, rally and vote. Discuss, argue, debate, test your opinions and change your mind.” Karen Perry offers advice to her younger brothers (and tells them to enjoy being assholes while they still can).

    Humor