Teens Hacking Their Way to Solutions

A group of 16-to 23-year-olds divided into five teams to create socially conscious technology — one group's smartphone app involved sexual harassment, another app was for LGBT youth — at the three-day Justice Solutions Hackathon . . .

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Youth Worker Spotlight: The Need for Male Mentors

Debbie Dollar, a program manager for the Boys and Girls Club in Hogansville, Georgia, laments the fact that her program is staffed entirely by women — the club's biggest challenge: They need more male mentors for the boys who make up half of their program youth.

A Day in the Life of a U.S. Teen: Bryant Alston

After school, Bryant Alston, 17, works — up to 24 hours per week during the school year — and commutes from The Bronx to Youth Communication program twice weekly, to share his own stories as "a child in care" and the stories of his community.

Youth Worker Spotlight: Being a Mentor

Timothy Parham of Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving Inc. explains what it means to him to be a mentor in an after-school program in this latest piece from our Youth Worker Spotlight series.

The Mentorship Experience

Youth workers share stories of a time when they helped a young person through difficulty in this mashup video from the 2016 Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference in Columbus, Georgia.

A Day in the Life of a U.S. Teen: Zacchaeus Johnson

"[On] days I felt extra lazy, [my mom] was like: 'No, you're going to YELLS, you're going to go,' and the days that I didn't feel like going and ended up going were the best days," said Zacchaeus Johnson, a junior at Marietta High School in a suburb of Atlanta.