Tag: youth

Egypt’s President Resigns, Acknowledges Power of Youth

Egypt’s president Mubarak is officially no longer in power. However this turns out, this is a BFD: a youth movement that’s successfully taken power out of the hands of a thirty-year incumbent.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Personal Liberty, Human Rights

I need a freakin job.

President Obama took the stage on his Main Street Economic Tour in Buffalo, New York and noticed that all eyes weren’t affixed on him. A sign reading “Dear Mr. President, I need a freakin job. Period.” was displayed in front of him, slightly upstaging the leader of the free world. The sign – and similar…

Interview: Chris Fanning on “Outdoor Nation”

This June, thousands of young people will descend upon New York City’s Central Park to participate in the first ever Outdoor Nation Festival and Summit. Along with some rock climbing, kayaking and fishing in the world’s iconic urban park, more than 500 young leaders from across the country will engage in some heated policy discussion…

Going Viral at the Ypulse Youth Marketing Mashup

Last week I attended the two-day Ypulse Youth Marketing Mashup in San Francisco. It was fantastic. I got to speak with youth marketers about their innovative campaigns and promote HeadCount’s new strategic plan. I was most impressed by two corporate campaigns that use the Internet to provide young people with creative outlets for self-expression: Ashoka’s…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

20/20, John Stossel to Run Hatchet-Piece on HeadCount Fans

Cross-posted from Future Majority. On Friday at 10pm, 20/20 will run a piece on the youth vote called “Maybe It’s Your Civic Duty Not To Vote,” in which they suggest that uninformed voters – primarily young people – not turn out to the polls. In talking to the youth group,HeadCount, featured in the piece, it…