Nominate a Young Female Social Entrepreneur for the Gladys Marinelli Coccia Award

As my last post may have hinted, I’m always excited to see awards recognizing young people’s meaningful contributions to their communities. This kind of recognition is important because it helps to highlight otherwise unseen stories of success, acknowledges the unique contributions that young people can make, and inspires others to engage in working for a … Continue reading

2009 Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Advocates of the Year

A colleague of mine used to direct the youth advocacy program at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and I’ve worked with enough of the past recipients of the Youth Advocates of the Year Awards to recognize that the contributions of young people to the tobacco control field are unique, highly creative, and extremely critical. Since … Continue reading

We are the ones Minnesota has been waiting for

Reflecting on a statement (below) I drafted for the Citizens League Action Group on Poverty and Public Leadership in September 2007, the importance of engaging young people as our state deficit looms in excess of $4.6 billion and the need for social services continue to skyrocket, seems as relevant as ever. We’re on the other … Continue reading

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