Sofia Kianni: Teenage Climate Activist

For most teenagers, starting a business is a daunting goal, thought impossible. At 18 years old, fresh out of high school Sofia Kianni tackled this expectation*, starting her own comp...

By Deetya Adikhari In Spotlight Mar 30, 2022

Cynthia Yue: The UNA-USA Youth Observer

To many, the United Nations is a seemingly distant organization with little impact on our daily lives. This year’s UNA-USA Youth Observer, Cynthia Yue, is trying to change that mental...

By Saranya Singh In Spotlight Oct 25, 2021

The Shooting of Guila Dale

For most Americans, the fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend symbolize national prosperity and patriotism. They represent the long and colorful history of sacrifices made for the i...

By Elbethel Gebeyehu In Spotlight Sep 30, 2021

Climate Change

“Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here; it is happening now.” - Barack Obama

By Paleesa Kapoor In Spotlight Aug 25, 2021

Chinese activist Ou Hongyi strikes for climate in the country that emits the most greenhouse gases

Caption: Ou Hongyi sits on the steps of a fountain in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Apr. 19 to protest the criminal charges she and other protestors received for trying to prevent the Mor...

By Rachel Lewis In Spotlight Jul 29, 2021

Genesis Butler: 14-Year Old Activist Using Her Voice to Better the Planet

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. Please consider my generation and future generations, and know that we’re worried about our future on ...

By Grace Huang In Spotlight Jun 26, 2021

Jakoma Jabbie

According to the Women in Law and Development in Africa, over 2.5 billion women and girls around the world are affected by discriminatory laws. These discriminatory laws can range any...

By Tara Vidyababu In Spotlight May 30, 2021

Zero Hour's youth advocates urge policy makers to act before time is up

After three devastating hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, and Maria) flooded homes and destroyed roads in countries around the Caribbean Sea in the summer of 2017, 14-year-old Jamie Margolin ...

By Rachel Lewis In Spotlight Mar 18, 2021

Poetry As A Force To Move Forward

“When day comes we ask ourselves / where can we find light in this never-ending shade?” she asked, looking upon the physically distanced crowd in front of the United States Capitol on...

By Rachel Lewis In Spotlight Feb 26, 2021

Zuriel Oduwole

In 2012, a nine-year-old girl named Zuriel Oduwole submitted a short documentary to a national filmmaking competition. A decade later, now an adult, Oduwole has been listed as an infl...

By Rachel Lewis In Spotlight Jan 31, 2021

Teens Take Charge - literally - in the fight for equity in New York City schools

Standing at a booth at the annual New York City (NYC) high school fair for middle schoolers from the Bronx, Nina Worley and a friend were surprised by the amount and type of questions...

By Rachel Lewis In Spotlight Dec 30, 2020