By far the most recent popular check-in question in our tribe of youth developers is- “What are you going to do after the pandemic?” This article confirms what people are sharing with us. Get you party hats on and your most hyped playlist queued up because… WE ABOUT TO PARTY (or something close to it)! […]
One of the additional concerns that was mentioned in our Youth Engagement Report was climate change which got me thinking again about things that I can do to reduce my carbon footprint. While so many tips and tools that are more sustainable are not accessible or equitable this New York Times article introduces a lot […]
Creating a plan, setting boundaries, and creating a suitable environment are all key components of helping us stay focused and on track. In this blog post, “the order expert” Rashelle Isp, a professional organizer and productivity consultant, outlines an eight-step process on how to get things done that may be beneficial to help us stress […]
When schools shuttered suddenly more than a year ago, teachers and staff scrambled to recreate their school communities as best they could in a virtual environment. And while teaching and learning is a central component, not to be overlooked are the other, auxiliary experiences: the relationships forged, the support services provided, the social-emotional needs met. […]
A major part of our work at YDN is working towards social justice. Each and every person deserves to feel safe, culturally, emotionally, and physically. Violence motivated by racism, misogyny, and hatred takes safety away from so many people. We cannot continue our work until we acknowledge the recent events that took place in Atlanta […]
“Dr. Seuss Enterprises will cease publishing six of the author’s books — including And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo — saying they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.” The books have been criticized for how they depict Asian and Black people. The […]
As we work toward creating equity in our communities we must address the inequities people face because of their intersectional identities. This is where Intersectional Feminism comes in.
Who loves a good book? I know I do and I get lost in audiobooks on a regular basis – and strongly agree with this authors article posted on edsurge.com. The columnist shares “Audiobooks are for everyone—the busy professional who wants to enjoy a story on their commute, an active kid who can’t (or won’t) […]
I’ve gone on hikes with coworkers, friends, and family and the one thing they all have in common is that there are always good conversations. There are so many distractions in our world that make it hard to connect, between work, family, and a million other things. A group of 4 friends who have been […]
Happy Chinese New Year! From our team to yours, wishing you and your family great health, wealth and happiness. Did you know that Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world and it is the most important holiday in China? Here are 21 interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about Chinese […]
In the last few weeks my conversations with friends and colleagues have been dominated by how are our young people doing? The news is not good and should worry all of us. “Mental health problems account for a growing proportion of children’s visits to hospital emergency rooms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]
Season 2 of Blown Away has been on Netflix for a little over a week and I have already watched it twice. The artists featured are incredible to watch and they create some of the best work I have seen.