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.

Responding to Youth Who Have Depression or Suicidal Thoughts

In between wilderness hikes and zip lining, teens attending the weekend Camp Mariposa® addiction prevention and mentoring program learn to recognize signs of depression in themselves and those they love.

Making Sense of Earned Income Opportunities

When Urban Ventures launched CityKid Java nearly 15 years ago in Minneapolis, the community development nonprofit was just hoping to generate some extra revenue outside the common mix of individual donations, corporate giving and foundation grants.

All I Really Need to Know About Social Work I Learned in Clubhouse

One of my first jobs in human services was at a Clubhouse, a local community center that provides individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness with opportunities to build meaningful relationships that support them in obtaining employment, education and housing.

Compassion Fatigue: What Happens When Helpers Need Help?

A friend of mine is a mental health and substance use disorder counselor for youth. Let’s call her Lisa. Lisa has a master’s degree in social work and has been working with youth for more than five years. She loves her job.

How We Can Build Better Career Pathways for America’s Youth

While the U.S. is on track to have one of its best years for job growth in 2016 since the Great Recession, our labor market is still failing the 5.5 million 16- to 24-year-olds who are unemployed and not in school.