Twitter “Women2Follow” Dedicated to Inspiring Girls!

Update March 8, 2019, Int'l Women's Day  (Previous update: 2015 Mother's Day:) Found this flashback of a post written half a dozen years ago, when I was new to Twitter and seeking out like-minded … [Read more...]

Packaging Boyhood: What About BOYS Halloween Costumes?

Oct. 25, 2016 Update: Given that media is slowly giving more coverage to the impact of body image on boys, including wee ones as young as six years old being 'fat-shamed' and toddlers even at age … [Read more...]

Peace, One Day. September 21. Reach And Teach.

Sept. 21, 2009: United Nations International Day of Peace. (Not that you could tell from the Google icon which is marking HGWells' bday, ahem.) Ways for kids to 'imagine all the people...?' … [Read more...]

Teen Book Publishers Premiere Louder Than Words TV

August 10, 2009 It doesn’t get more real than this. Louder Than Words teen series developer Deborah Reber hosts a live chat online all this week with the fresh voices and real issues of the teen … [Read more...]

Blame Drew’s Cancer For My Attitude of Gratitude

August 8, 2009 Who IS this hipster? Meet Drew Olanoff. Media geek. Mobile guru. Inspiration. Yesterday I wrote about kids' propensity to get their yucks at someone else's expense fostering an … [Read more...]

Pity Party? We Have An App For That!

August 6, 2009 Life’s most embarrassing moments, ill-fated bloopers, and misfortunes of OTHER people seem to rank high on kids’ comic-tragedy hit list, so it comes as no surprise that FML would sweep … [Read more...]

Neda: Iconic, Insta-Media Shifts Us To Visual Story Threads

June 22, 2009 Youth culture is highly visual and iconic, no doubt about it. According to Graham Brown's article, Youth in Iran, about 60% of the population in Iran is under 25, so it's no surprise … [Read more...]

Celebrity Star Power To Benefit Urban Battlefields

May 24, 2009 See this “Tweet” at left? That’s the power of Twitter. Now get this…I’m not even ON Twitter. You heard right. No Twitter account. That means your content can be ‘tweeted’ even if … [Read more...]

Worldshapers: Women Wired to Make A Difference

May 24, 2009 Passionistas span the globe in all shapes, sizes and countries, and it makes me wonder sometimes if some of us are just ‘hard-wired’ with the 'want to make a difference' gene from the get … [Read more...]

The Kindness of Strangers: Social Media’s Power to Help & Heal

May 11, 2009 Hungarian writer Robert Zend once said, “There are too many people, and too few human beings.” I’d normally agree, but I guess media is shifting my frame of reference a tad, as this is … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth At Ypulse 2009: Send In Your Priorities

May 1, 2009 Much like the scene in the new Disneynature Earth documentary where the lions and the elephants are drinking from the same watering hole, Shaping Youth has been invited to share space … [Read more...]

Teens in Tech Conference: Startups, Students & Hotshots

Feb. 4, 2009 Sick of Sunday's Superbowl banter and hackneyed sports phrases yet? One more quick one: 16-year old Daniel Brusilovsky didn’t fumble at the Teens in Tech Conference the day prior. Almost … [Read more...]

Youth Call to Service: MLK Day Off? Make It a Day On!

Jan. 16, 2017 Update This year it's particularly poignant to contrast the ethics, integrity and service values of our outgoing President Obama with the stark greed, corruption, and narcissism of the … [Read more...]

Celebrate My Birthday By Helping Beth Kanter Celebrate Hers!

Visual Insight guru Eileen Clegg sent me this lovely card (at left) along with a sweet sentiment about “trips around the sun” prompting a recall of a kindergarten tradition I want to … [Read more...]

One Week Countdown! Vote For Your Favorite Ashoka Youth Venture!

What better way to kick off the New Year than a quick click to put fresh faces of change to work on the world’s big issues? Ashoka’s Youth Venture, a global network of over 2,000 … [Read more...]

Motrin, Media Mamas and Twitter Tirades: Marcom Blunders Redux

“When will they ever learn? When will they eeeeeeeever learn?” With apologies to Pete Seeger this media mama is having a déjà  vu moment blinking back to the corporate … [Read more...]

Women and the Military: MyVetwork Launches Today!

Anyone who has been involved with the military community recognizes ‘active duty’ soldiers are only the most visible folks who serve... Kids, military moms and sisters of all sorts are … [Read more...]

A Bear Votes.org: Flash Animation Eco-Messages Kids Love!

Yep. Free Range Studios (once again!) produced this cute little animated critter tale. (Pretty soon I'm going to sound like I'm shilling for them!) I've already covered their Uncaged" pig-tale for … [Read more...]

“Check It Out! I Got A Sponsor For My Race!” A Wellness Media Mashup

Belated congratulations to our own Shaping Youth Nutrition MA, RD, and ACSM Certified Health Fitness Correspondent Rebecca Scritchfield, (yes, those letters ALL matter, as she’s worked her tail … [Read more...]