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Apps for Youth, By Youth

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Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. As more tablets and smartphones are making their way into the classroom, it makes sense that there are a number of apps aimed at helping young people with their education and job preparedness. Teen Book Finder (iOS), developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), helps teens, parents, teachers, and librarians find the best books and media for teens.

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Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good

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” Presented by filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, SOS_Slaves aims to raise trafficking awareness in teens while empowering them with the tools to take responsibility and speak out against this issue. Since most educational games struggle to find logical ways to be integrated into a classroom, Ovos took a different approach by creating a game based solely on curriculum-based material. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change.

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