Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey.

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How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

According to a new article by The New York Times , a light nudge can make a big impact in the lives of students. The study found that 70% of students who received the texts were likely to enroll in college, compared to 63% for those who did not receive the messages.

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DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress

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Stress and anxiety are on the rise among teenagers and college students. The New York Times reports that anxiety is the number one mental health problem on campus, and that “nearly one in six college students has been diagnosed with or treated for anxiety.”

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Bay Area Teens Share the Love of Coding (Part 1)

Tech Soup Blog

It has trained more than 470 students seventh grade and up in 13 libraries throughout Silicon Valley. It was recently recognized by the City of San Jose for raising awareness of computer science among teens.

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Help High School Graduates Attend College with Summer Text Message Programs

Mobile Commons

In recent years, educators have witnessed a growing phenomenon called “summer melt,” where high school students who have been accepted to college fail to matriculate in a school in the fall semester following graduation.

Keep Your Mobile Subscribers In The Know

Mobile Commons

Find a Local Service: National Safe Place lets teens in trouble text in their zip code to find the closest safe place near them. Students could take control of their nutrition, right from their food trays.

Mashable.com Features Mobile Commons Customers

Mobile Commons

They included: WNYC and New York Times ’ map of New York’s best birding spots. The Alliance for Climate Education ’s text-to-pledge initiative, which has involved over 90,000 students in the campaign. Planned Parenthood ’s text-to-chat feature, which lets teens text questions to sexual health experts, who respond in real time with answers and directions to local facilities.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. iPad, iPhone, MacOS) is a student planner that helps you keep track of your class schedule, track your grades and GPA, manage homework assignments, and create an interactive calendar.

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Trust Me, Know Me, Love Me: Trust in the Participatory Age

Museum 2.0

When I read the New York Times online, each article's author's name is hotlinked and there is an easy and direct way to contact him/her. I'm reading a book of essays about how to teach written by teens. Many of the teens write, "learn with us.

How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Sometimes, this even included an army of college students going door-to-door, ICU nurses convincing hospital staff to join, businessmen calling meetings to let their employees know about the contest, and other offline work. You have to try and attract new people to Facebook and your Cause.

How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Sometimes, this even included an army of college students going door-to-door, ICU nurses convincing hospital staff to join, businessmen calling meetings to let their employees know about the contest, and other offline work. You have to try and attract new people to Facebook and your Cause.

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

NTEN

This " Demo Spotlight " highlighted six upcoming games to present their work in front of a stellar jury: Frank Lantz of Zynga New York and NYU, Ken Perlin of the Games for Learning Institute , and Connie Yowell from the MacArthur Foundation.

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Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It’s been a cascade of announcements all about the new platform strategies of what is rapidly developing into the Blackbaud and Convio camps. And then yesterday, on the 17th, Convio issued their own press release, heck their own mini-website about a new CRM they’ve developed for nonprofits using Salesforce.com as the underlying platform. The Open Platform: Convio’s new offering on Force.com is another evolutionary step for the nonprofit world.

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