Parenting is the hardest job around. Most parents would agree that this is a true statement. As a parent of four, I find it to be the hardest yet most fascinating position I have ever held. A typical parenting challenge can be anything from potty training to understanding teen behavior, however one very common daily challenge is one that parents and nonparents, alike, can agree they often agonize over … what do we eat for dinner? more
We recently followed Sabrina's story about education and leadership, showcasing her Youth and Government™ experience. She's in good company. Check out these other young leaders who are making their way to Sacramento every year to put forth their ideas and getting people to listen to them. more
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and we all know bullying has been a hot topic in recent years.
So, how do we change the culture that enables bullies at a young age? It starts with you. more
Ever thought of joining the circus? Brennan Mejia did and found out there was more than just putting on a show. Check out his leadership in the ring. more
Millennials: you are craving an opportunity for mentoring. No kidding, here's the article that says so. And not only just mentoring, but the kind that creates genuine relationships, tangible wisdom, and an experience that will benefit you in the long run. For David, having a mentor meant getting through high school and, now, fulfilling his dream of becoming an airline pilot. Think about this? How far would you fly without a mentor in your life?
"When we think about what people get out of their Y experience, the first thing that comes to most minds is probably the physical health and well-being benefits. It’s important not to forget the less obvious benefits though: The benefit of belonging to a community…a family." more
It started in Seattle.
A group of teens wanted to create awareness about the environment, so teamed up with their local Y to host a conference. Their goals were simple: clean up a park, pick up litter off the streets, prevent landfills from becoming overwasted, and planting a few trees along the way. more
Dinner, we all partake. Yet many young leaders today view this daily ritual much differently than generations of the past. What exactly does supper time mean to Americans across the country (and around the world). Check out this photo essay by Miho Aikawa to find out how dinner has become much more about a glimpse into our private lives, social habits, and personalities than it is nutrition and sustenance. more
fashioncurves a.k.a Lisa recently posted this message to our Forum boards: "Need a work out partner." We love seeing when friends from around the country help each other out, especially alyssav1982 and our very own Y storyteller, Leslie Hejnal (who has an amazing story herself!). As young leaders, it's important to build communities both on and offline. Take a moment to browse through our forums and - if you have a chance - show a little support for Lisa/fashioncurves and post whatever's on your mind too.
Groups of women gather by the thousands on Facebook groups and around popular forums to support each other around topics such as babywearing, breastfeeding, and appreciating the paradoxical “Longest Shortest Time.” more