Tag: Millennials

Making the Most of Living in a 12 x 12 Box

Maybe it's your new dorm room. Maybe it's living in a city like New York or Paris. Maybe you dream of moving out one day and find yourself living in a 129 square-foot apartment. The good news is that, we, Millennials are are resilient group of young leaders. Heck, we'll even learn to live out of a tree, if we have to.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, apartments, living spaces, renting, young leaders, Millennials, Generation X, Generation Y, teens, college, students, the y, YMCA

How I Helped Bring Healthy Food to My Community

Lisa Riggsbee is a student at University of North Carolina- Asheville (UNCA) where she is a Health and Wellness Promotion major with minors in Psychology and Mass Communication. Having a passion for writing and community wellness promotion, Lisa began working with the YMCA of Western North Carolina Healthy Living Pantry expansion project in January 2014 in an effort to expand the reach of the program and has since more than quadrupled pantry participation. This is her Y. Her words. Her story.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders, leadeship, Volunteer, social responsibility, healthy living, food deserts, mobile kitchen, pantry, YMCA of Western North Carolina, North Carolina, Asheville, cooking, Community, UNC Asheville, college, food, health, wellness, the y, YMCA

Remembrance

What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend? BBQ with family? Road trip with friends? Getting ready to graduate? Preparing for a summer college class? If you're free, be sure to check out the National Memorial Day Concert broadcast by PBS, live on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. CT. Beforehand, you can preview the highlights of the concert, see who's performing, listen to stories from families, and be inspired.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders, Leadership, Memorial Day, holiday, road trip, concert, PBS, military, veteran, America, USA, outreach

Trek to Find the World's Largest Rocking Chair

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, many of you may be taking to the road and going on a short holiday trip with your friends. Author John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, has some pretty witty (and amusing advice) you should check out -- and yes, the rocking chair's for real.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Travel, holidays, Memorial Day, road trip, vacation, Leaders, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, the y, YMCA, rocking chair, John Green

Forever Young?

30, it's just sitting there. For some of us, that number may be 40. Yes, young leaders, you are aging (and, hopefully, getting wiser) every day. But what about 100? You can search "Live to Be 100-years old" and things like live an active life - physically and mentally - will pop up. Is there really a "how-to" guide for what your life can be like in two, three, four... or seven decades? Maybe it's just setting fitness goals for yourself in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Does the fountain of youth have anything to do with the foods you're eating? more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Millennials, Age, Generation Y, Generation X, youth, teen, college, student, young professional, young leaders, leader, Leadership, generations

In My Tribe

A few years ago author and solutionary, Seth Godin, offered something for us to think about in one of his books about community: as blogs and social media channels are connecting us together and at fervent pace and at an exponential rate, we're creating online tribes that are getting bigger and bigger, upwards in the tens of thousands and into the millions. But every tribe has a visionary and someone to take charge of the ideas that link us together. So, when it comes to the awesome, thrilling, ever-changing being that is the Web, who's going to step up and lead?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, leader, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, college, teen, students, youth, youth development, Community, online, social media, web

Why Aren't You Getting Outdoors?

"The millennial generation is... more disconnected from nature than any generation before."

This from a recent press conference with U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell.

Not that our great country is lacking opportunities for a little outdoor recreation. Maybe it's just that we need to be reminded of what's out there and to look up from our smart phones and tablets every once in a while. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, outdoors, nature, physical fitness, smartphones, tablets, social media, teens, college, young leaders, Leadership, Leaders, Millennials, the y, YMCA

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