Having been labeled “at-risk” at a young age, Dipshika Karki understands firsthand the stigmas attached to that labeling. At the time, she belonged to a group that would come to be known as “opportunity youth,” or young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years old who are either unemployed or not enrolled in school.“It’s very difficult when you are young and feel like you have no direction. Idle time for young people creates room for negative behaviors,” she says. “I was grateful to have access to after-school programs, athletics, arts, theater, music, field trips, etc. All these experiences allowed me to enrich my knowledge of myself and the world. … If I can help one young adult find some clarity in the direction of their life, I feel like I’ve done my job.”And what she learned was that she wanted to help other young people who were in the same situation she’d been in — to provide resources, programs and … [Read more...] about Helping young people find direction, safe spaces, empowerment
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Young people in Falkirk who are either in care or have been in care have been given a chance to make a difference. And being members of Falkirk Council’s Champions Board is not just changing their own lives, it’s also having a positive impact on the lives of all children who find themselves in the care of the local authority. The Champions Board gives them an opportunity to speak directly to their ‘corporate parents’ – the council bosses, service managers and politicians – who have the power to shape the young people’s futures.But the young members of Falkirk’s Champions Board are not asking for any favours, according to children’s services manager Vivien Thomson.“They just want a level playing field and to have the same opportunities as everybody else,” said Vivien.The hope is that the changes they are helping to make will help level the playing field when it comes to education, employment, housing, health and … [Read more...] about Making a difference for Falkirk’s young people in care
Tourists enjoy dinner at Cô Sang Homestay on Phú Quý Island, Bình Thuận Province. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp Gia Lộc HCM CITY — Quitting his job in HCM City in 2014, Nguyễn Văn Giởi returned to his native Phú Quý Island in the south-central coastal province of Bình Thuận to start a homestay service. “I want more and more people in the country know about my island like the islands of Phú Quốc, Lý Sơn and Côn Đảo,” he says. When his friends did not know where Phú Quý was on the country’s map, he says he would feel “sad”. “I was determined to make the island famous. I started writing about the island’s beauty on a website for people who like to travel without using tourist companies and Facebook pages.” And then he brought several of his friends to the island for a visit and put them up in … [Read more...] about As tourism booms, young people turn to homestay business
By Tuttie Dedvukaj Published May 23, 2019 Capitalism vs. Socialism FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Young people misinformed about socialism? FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon and FBN's Kristina Partsinevelos on the rise in popularity of socialism, particularly among young people. The 2020 U.S. presidential election may be 18 months away, but the capitalism vs. socialism debate has been at the forefront amongst the younger generation and Democratic presidential candidates. Continue Reading Below According to a Gallup report, 57 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of young people have a positive view of socialism. “This is very disheartening when I see people not being able to define capitalism and socialism, but the good news is when pushed I think a lot of these folks really do believe in the fundaments of capitalism, they just don’t know it,” Freedomworks President & CEO Adam Brandon told FOX Business … [Read more...] about Are young people misinformed about socialism?
The manager of St. Mary’s Youth Club in Creggan has spoken about how young people came to his aid after members of the dissident Republican gang behind the violence in Creggan tried to attack him on Thursday night. Stevie Mallet was on the ground at the scene of the fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee during a night of violence in Creggan on Thursday. Speaking at the rally in the estate on Friday, he told the crowds gathered at Fanad Drive: “I have been privileged to work with the young people of this community for nearly three decades and in that time we have been through some hard times, but last night was harrowing for all of us. “The vast majority of our young people don’t support these actions. They didn’t engage in last night’s activities. In fact they stood with us and whenever these thugs tried to have a go at me, our children charged at them to defend me.” Mr Mallett said many of those young people had spoken out since to … [Read more...] about Young people came to youth worker’s aid