Youth activism

Brewer keeps vow to help his high school

This is not a political story, but an activism story well worth sharing: Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. This is the lesson Ally Jeffers learned last May as a freshman at Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala, Ohio, according to a report by Eric Lyttle in The Columbus Dispatch. Fearing that a school levy would fail and cut funding for the band, she searched for ways to help. Learning...

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Teens: If you don’t like it, DO something about it!

Teens: If you don’t like it, DO something about it!

Summer is coming. If you are a teen (or the parent of one), you may be wondering how to deal with summer boredom. Teens are not too young to get involved in causes they care about. Ten years ago, Mikki Halpin wrote It’s Your World – If You Don’t Like It, Change It: Activism for Teenagers, which contains some excellent advice for budding activists. Ms. Halpin suggests several causes that can...

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