Monthly Archives: December 2008

Luqman “Luke” Jubair

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Luqman ‘Luke’ Jubair, 22, seen here attending The Alliance of Youth Movements Summit in New York.”] Luqman “Luke” Jubair is one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. I actually didn’t know what to expect when I … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Stereotype busters, Unsung hero, Worldwide reach | 11 Comments

Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott started the Global L.E.A.D. program to help students study abroad.”] Let’s be honest, if a college student tells his parents he wants to go travel abroad without much structure, mom and dad … Continue reading

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Phalyn Perry

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Phalyn Perry, 16, encourages young people to make better choices by avoiding gang life.”] We see lots of stories about the perpetuation of gang violence from generation to generation. It isn’t until a member of a new … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Social reformers, Under 20 | 31 Comments

City Year, New York Corps

Their motto is “Give a year, change the world.” I’ve always been intrigued by these 17- to 24-year-olds I’ve run into over the last few years who give a year of domestic service and wear those big red jackets with … Continue reading

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