Helping Youth Find Their Tech Genius: This year with iUrban Teen

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iUrban Teen. iUrban Teen has been busy this year creating opportunities and environments where youth can find, appreciate, and grow their genius. Community future of tech iUrban Teen Leadership tech leadership Program Sam Rodriguez. Technology Director.

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4 Ideas to Keep Teens Engaged in Church

Tech Soup Blog

These are your future primary congregants, and during the troubling teen years, you have a perfect opportunity to show how their religious background will always help lead them in the right direction. Teens are facing new challenges, and need a safe place to work those out.

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

Tech Soup Blog

It was recently recognized by the City of San Jose for raising awareness of computer science among teens. On a balmy Californian Saturday afternoon, 14 kids, 8 boys and 6 girls, are figuring out the profit and loss of a lemonade stand.

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.

[DATA] Teens, Privacy and Social Media

SocialFish

The latest research is out from Pew Internet Research on teens and their use of social media. See the full report here ; and of particular interest is some insights gleaned from their focus group interviews. ——————– ( photo credit ). Useful Data

Texting Teen Mentees for Better Communication

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Although kids all carry cell phones and use them constantly, they use them in a different way than adults tend to use them. For 15 years, the small staff of the HOWA Family Center has worked to enrich lives through mentoring for children, families and communities. read more

Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS

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Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott , founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech , will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology. iUrban Teen Tech has an intentional outreach to male youth of color and exposes them to STEM+Arts career opportunities. Change Management Deena Pierott iUrban Teen lcs Leadership leading change summit

What Social Media is Cool with Teens?

NCE Social Media

It seems that teens change their mind as often as we think. Teens want to be able to express themselves but also not do so in front of their parents. A recent story in the NY Times highlights studies that founds teens are more interested in using Twitter this year versus last year.

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Over the past year, I've noticed a strange trend in the calls I receive about upcoming participatory museum projects: the majority of them are being planned for teen audiences. Why are teens over-represented in participatory projects? Teens are not the only people with stories to tell.

Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Nonprofit Shares Data About Troubled Teens With Researchers By Nicole Wallace Researchers are gaining access to enormous amounts of data about teenagers who are struggling with depression, bullying, and other problems, thanks to Crisis Text Line, which has been operating for a year

National Safe Places Launches Live Text Chat for Teens in Danger

Mobile Commons

National Safe Place is an incredible organization that connects teens in trouble with convenient places they can get help in an emergency – schools, fire stations, libraries, and other friendly locales where they can be safe if they’re threatened. For years, their TXT4HELP program let teens text in to find the closest safe place near them. Now, National Safe Place is giving teens even more immediate emergency access to help – through live chat with a counselor.

New Study Shows that Planned Parenthood’s Live Text Chat Program Relieves Teen Anxiety

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A new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that Planned Parenthood’s live text chat hotline helps relieve teens’ anxiety. Teens can chat with a health educator about their concerns, and receive accurate information and advice about the next steps they should take.

U.K. cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca

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cancer charity fundraiser teen Stephen Sutton dies - National | Globalnews.ca : TORONTO – A British teen who raised over $5.86 teen Steven Sutton tops charity goal with ‘final thumbs up’ post A Facebook post written by the 19-year-old’s mother said Sutton passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday morning million (CDN) for charity and inspired people around the world has passed away, his family has announced.

Inspire USA Uses SMS to Inspire and Connect With Struggling Teens

Mobile Commons

They’ve launched two mobile programs that can help teens struggling with mental health issues, using two of text messaging’s powerful capabilities. They use text’s ability to reach a wide audience with a crucial message , broadcasting inspirational thoughts to lift teens’ moods.

National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Has Doubled Quit Rates Among Teens

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The National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation campaign has more than doubled quit rates among teens, according to a recent article in Politico. That may not sound great — but it’s way higher than the typical quit rate for teens, which is around 2 to 3 percent.

Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com

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Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites – USATODAY.com : Facebook appears to have competition for teens' attention, and they're drifting to other social-media sites as evidence mounts that the growth of the world's largest social network is slowing

Planned Parenthood of NY Uses Text Message Storytelling to Teach Teens about their Health

Mobile Commons

NowUKnow presents the stories of Lisa and Troy, as well as their gay friend Andre, three teens who are confronting the real problems that sexually active teens might face.

DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin’s TED Talk on a Teen Crisis SMS Hotline

Mobile Commons

In a new TED Talk, DoSomething.org CEO Nancy Lublin unveils a world-changing idea: a text crisis hotline for teens. Lublin is working to launch a service where teens can text in their urgent issues and receive immediate help from a counselor – and it’s all powered by Mobile Commons. “I

MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea

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MontereyHerald.com : - Teen honored for simple idea: "Philanthropy is defined in ways that sound as lofty as the word itself. Call it 'deliberative generosity' or 'good will toward fellowmen, expressed through active efforts.' Terrin Eisemann, 17, never heard of the word. But she explains her own talent for it this way: 'I just like to help people.' That plain-spoken definition from the heart.

Teens and Twitter: A Mini Focus Group with Teens

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to ask about 100 teens attending the Asian Liver Center's Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health this question directly.

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch

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Nonprofit Asks Local Teens to Showcase Their Good Deeds - Naperville, IL Patch: "Giving DuPage is kicking off its first video contest and encouraging teenagers to share their love for volunteerism on camera. Students can submit videos through April 8 explaining why they volunteer, where they volunteer and what they like about it

Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online

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Teens for Technology extends service overseas - The Stanford Daily Online: "Teens for Technology extends service overseasJanuary 18, 2007By Syed SayeedBy 2009, sophomore Anders Jones will have supplied a computer lab to every Jamaican middle school and high school.EnlargeEnlargeTeens for Technology, the organization founded by sophomore Anders Jones, has supplied approximately 3,000 computers to

3 Ways Your Creative Can Move Your Social Movement Forward

Connection Cafe

On a mission to decrease the number of teens smoking, the Truth Campaign chose not to talk down to teens or feature an adult telling teens not to smoke.

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DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress

Mobile Commons

So DoSomething.org launched “Less Stress Text,” a campaign to send teens practical tips over text that could help them reduce their stress levels and manage their anxiety. The post DoSomething.org Uses Text Messaging to Help Teens Fight Stress appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Big Data Without Defining Success First Is A Big Mistake

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

DoSomething.org has a big hairy social change goal: To harnesses teenage energy and unleash it on causes teens care about by launching a national campaign. It was a text campaign where teens opted in to receive texts on their mobile phones from the “baby.”

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Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These potential donors are teens (and pre-teens) with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or be connected to Facebook. ” They are also known as “ Qwerty Monsters ” who send hundreds of text messages a day and don’t even like to use their phone for calls (and with two teens in my house, I can attest this is true). But it is more than the technology, it is also their passion to do good in the world.

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Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. The question for nonprofits is – how can you leverage and empower teens and preteens to be philanthropists for your organization’s cause?

Teen Blogging Project Examples Sought

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are looking for examples of youth blogging projects, i.e., cases where the organization encouraged, supported, and/or facilitated the teens in blogging (presumably as part of the organization's mission and goals, e.g., to help youth learn leadership skills, literacy skills, build community, etc.). We are also interested in other kinds of teen social networking under the auspices of a nonprofit or other "social sector" kind of organization.

Talking Sex Together (TxT) Launches a Clinic Locator to Help Iowa Teens Find Local Sexual Health Resources

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Teens can text in “doctor” to 877877 and learn the closest friendly clinic to them – whether that’s Planned Parenthood, public health, or anywhere else they can go for confidential care. Sexual health can be a confusing subject for teenagers.

Jonas Brothers Mobilize Teens for DoSomething.org

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Teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers have an army of teens hanging on their every adorable word. Instead, Nick, Joe and Kevin are working with DoSomething.org to make it easy for teens to find a wide variety of volunteering opportunities right in their hometowns.

Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

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A few social media goodies handpicked by me that I think you need to see: A Teenager’s View on Social Media – “written by an actual teen” – very, very eye-opening. Also, part 2 – What Teens Really Think about YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media.

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What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For example, they ran a campaign for teens to collect food for a Food Banks around the country. They interviewed them and found out that homeless teens want one thing – jeans. So they started a partnership with Arrow and campaign called “ Teens for Jeans.”.

Text hotline answers teens’ questions about sex, drugs, and gangs

Mobile Commons

But with Alexandria, VA’s Teen Text Message Line, teens can ask them in a way that’s private and easy – via text message. By texting SEX to 30644, teens enter a conversation with a counselor who will answer their questions within 24 hours. Teens can ask about anything – sexual health, relationships, teen pregnancy and more – and get fast, confidential, and non-judgmental responses. Questions about your sexual health can be embarrassing.

Introducing NowUKnow NY: A Planned Parenthood Campaign to Empower Teens Through Smarter Media

See What's Out There

Sometimes, our best work and that of our clients is born from crisis. We’re not talking the “I need this thing and I need it yesterday” kind of crisis. What we’re talking about is a real, human crisis where the health of people and the public is on the line. The sexual health of New […].

DoSomething.org Asks Teens to MMS for the Arts

Mobile Commons

As schools face more and more budget cuts, arts education is often the first thing on the chopping block. But passionate arts students are doing something about it through the Make Art. Save Art. campaign at DoSomething.org. This innovative campaign invited students to text in their images via MMS.

Teens 4 Planet Earth Moves to Ning

Beaconfire Wire

Teens for Planet Earth launched at the beginning of April (ok, I guess that isn’t so recent!) For this client and project, Ning was a perfect choice, offering both the out of the box community features that a teen audience would expect with enough customization to satisfy the needs of the organization. Recently, we relaunched an environmentally focused service learning program for the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Ning community platform.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Unlike many teens, tweens, and Milllennials, I did not enjoy using Tumblr. Nonprofit Tech for Good needs to reach nonprofit professionals and with the Tumblr userbase being predominately tweens and teens, it’s not a good fit.

Everyday Innovation: Using Technology to Improve Your Services

Frogloop

In one example that’s elegant in its simplicity, a staff member at a small organization observed that, while all the teens in a mentoring program carried cell phones and used them frequently, few would answer phone calls or emails.

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5 Social Media Stats That’ll Help Your Nonprofit Understand Audiences

TechImpact

And what’s this I hear about teens leaving Facebook for other social networks, is this true? 76% of Tumblr and 74% of Instagram users are teens. We know our audiences are out there on social media.

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