civic duty

18 & over, 8-12yrs, civic duty, commentary

Diversity is a Verb Launches Live Chat for Youth


By creating Diversity Is A Verb Youth Nation, educator, author, and speaker  Gina Humber  plans to, “Politically, socially, economically & mentally improve the life conditions of our youth, and produce Excellence in our community and globally,” with a powerful call to action.  According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 20 percent of

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, career exploration, civic duty

Chance The Rapper to Corporations: Invest in Students


Chicago Native, parent and Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper recently donated 10, 000 to 10 Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  His act of charity is in direct response to Illinois Governor Rauner’s $200 million-plus funding cut to Chicago Public Schools. Chance says his donation “is a call to action. I’m challenging major companies and corporations in Chicago and

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18 & over, civic duty, commentary, Journalism / Mass Media

The Jock & the Scholar: Presidential Debate Op-ed


The First Debate Walking into the Apollo Theater, Monday evening, September 26th, I saw the crowd of viewers waiting outside, swelling with anticipation. We knew this, being the first of the Presidential Debates between Hillary Rodem Clinton and Donald Trump, was going to be something else. This debate was slated to be one of the

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13-17yrs, civic duty, commentary, personal development

New York Historical Society offers free Saturday Programs


New York Historical Society has a nationally-recognized Student Historian Internship Program (link to apply below). They are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. Interns this year will develop their research and public speaking skills and host a museum event of their own, all while learning more about careers in museums and libraries. This semester, they

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, civic duty, commentary, Education, inspirational, Motivational (Coaching, Speaking, etc), personal development

Wendell Pierce discusses author debut and humanity


“I have a newfound respect for authors. The hardest part was the writing. The easiest part was also the writing. Once it starts flowing, it’s incredible and comes at the strangest times,” says actor, Tony Award-winning producer, and jazz enthusiast, Wendell Pierce. “Watching a baseball game, you’ve got to stop and find something to write

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, civic duty

Detroit students launch show on Public Broadcasting System


  Check out the Sizzle REEL:  https://vimeo.com/116395042 Partnering with The Public Broadcasting System (PBS), Students at Detroit High School of the Arts will launch  30 Minutes With Detroit on PBS’ new digital platform this fall.  This show is created by high school students as part of their training in a media arts and communication program. They

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13-17yrs, 18 & over, 8-12yrs, career exploration, civic duty, global citizenship, personal development

Denim Day : History and how to get involved


  In the 1990s an Italian driving instructor was freed of rape charges because the Italian Supreme Court believed Jeans an 18 year old victim wore were too tight for the assaulter to remove on his own. Jurors concluded the victim helped the alleged assaulter remove her jeans and, thus, the act was consensual. In protest of the court’s decisions,

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