youth

Is (social) “entrepreneurship” a new generational trend?

Is (social) “entrepreneurship” a new generational trend?

Generations have distinct personality traits and civil mindsets.  Though the phenomenon of “generational trends” takes time to incubate and evolve, it’s very clear that disruptive events which happen during the “coming of age” years of a young person’s life — say between ages 12 and 24 – are the accelerators of new trends, and thus, […]

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Generation Give: Make It Personal

Generation Give: Make It Personal

They’re not interested in structures or institutions, but youth sure are eager to support the causes they’re passionate about.  In fact, this new wave of philanthropists — we’re dubbing “Generation Give” — believe social change is as important as profit (42% of youth under 30, as compared to 26% of adults over 45). In addition, […]

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Why “Connected Learning” Will Unleash A New Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

Why “Connected Learning” Will Unleash A New Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

“Information is the currency of democracy.” ~Thomas Jefferson So accustomed to a fast-paced and ever changing landscape of digital experiences, today’s generation of K-12 students aren’t always engaged learners at school.  For them, this institution of learning is just a single node in a global network of rich information resources. Though yesteryear’s schools (and libraries) […]

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advocacy

Stop Calling Them Slactivists!

Stop Calling Them Slactivists!

We have before us a new generation of activists who are mashing up philanthropy in ways that most organizations have yet to understand or empower.  Unfortunately, “activism 2.0” tends to be mistaken as “slacktivism” — a derogatory and damaging label, particularly when associated with youth.  The term suggests that their efforts are less consequential and […]

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Youth Advocacy Trends

Youth Advocacy Trends

When do moments become movements?  America’s youth — and young people worldwide — are accelerating social change at an unprecedented pace. From education reform to humanitarian relief and every cause in between, today’s mash-up generation has learned to jump over traditional borders as true global citizens. A decade ago (2004), America’s children ages 18 and […]

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Youth

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Youth

Young people are the drivers behind popular culture and social change.  They are responsible for the many disruptive shifts organizations experience today. Generations Y & Z (more popularly known as Millennials and Plurals), have altered communication patterns, spending habits, and advocacy preferences. They expect to operate in today’s “Trust Economy” with autonomy, transparency  and, most […]

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Alphas

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Alphas

Though still being born today, almost all Alphas in the modern world have a digital footprint before they can even walk! Born with a heightened expectation for global inter-activity (not just connectivity), these young people will further revolutionize how information is consumed, learned and shared in every facet of their lives. Not only will schools […]

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Plurals

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Plurals

Defined as children born after 1994, Generation Z isn’t just the most diverse generation in history, it’s also the most likely group to embrace cultural differences. Raised with instant and global access to the sum of all human knowledge, GenZ’s have at their finger-tips what took other generations many life times to collect – A […]

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