What do you stand up for?
During a camp training discussion on bullying, a role model of mine, Megan, described standing up to bullies as the action of a standing ovation. Depending on who you are, there are different ways that you can be a part of this standing ovation. You could be the one standing on stage receiving this standing ovation. You could be the one who was so overwhelmed with what you just saw that you immediately stood up and started the standing ovation. You could also be one who stood up when you saw the reaction of the rest in the crowd. more
This President's Day, we thought we'd inspire you with a few quotes. But who said what? more
What is advocacy? And where do you fit in?
It's about lending your voice to support a cause. But not just any cause. How about strengthening communities, nurturing the potential of kids, improving your neighbor's health, and giving back to your community? Sound familiar? more
A camper for life gives his perspective on why summer programs bring so much positive change to our youth. more
Young leaders are synonymous with cause-driven volunteers. It might get you into a school you want, look good on a resume, or help out your career in some way, but here are some benefits that might surprise you. more
So, you want to rally your classmates or workplace peers about ramping up a local food bank or conserving the Earth's resources but don't know quite how to get the conversation going without stirring things up and keeping emotions from running rampant. As a young leader, you have a chance to set a genuine but respectful tone that not only welcomes honsest dialogue, but also promotes a healthy approach to making a change in your community. Here are few suggestions to get others to engage in meaningful chats with outcomes that might even take you by surprise. more
Note: I know, it's winter, and brrr is it cold! But we'll be thinking of the great outdoors sooner than you think! So, gather your thoughts before you start gathering in green spaces this spring. more
2014 is so last year. With one month down and 11 more to go, here are a few things you can do to pull yourself out of a rut in 2015! more
Jerry knows fitness. He also knows a thing or two about working with young leaders on the job. Keep reading his three-part series aboutprofessionalism to see how his advice can help you grow too. more
Many young adults, including myself, are just starting to return to college and may feel a little bit out-of-sync. This doesn’t just have to apply to collegiate students; this goes for everybody. Getting back into a routine is difficult after the holidays and now is the time where we start to fall off the wagon with our New Year’s resolutions. Here are a couple of quick tips that I find really help when I feel I’m in a rut.