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Guantanamo Boy

by Anna Perera

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 14, 2015 | Filed under Books, Children's Books, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Psychology, Resources, Social Studies/History

In “Guantanamo Boy” (grades 7-12), Khalid Ahmed is a 15-year-old living in Rochdale, UK. When his family goes to Pakistan to visit family after a funeral, Khalid’s world is turned upside down. Not only does… More

YC Teen

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on June 8, 2015 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Health, Human Rights, Language Arts, Magazines, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Communication (YC) Teen “publishes true stories by teens” in New York City. Topics include social justice, health, identity, and more. Several of the stories are accompanied by lesson plans to help teachers bring these… More

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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

Shaping Youth

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 8, 2014 | Filed under Citizenship & Community, Consumerism, Education, Health, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Parenting, Resources, Websites

The Shaping Youth blog focuses on the influence of media and marketing on kids. With categories like “Body Image,” “Damaging Drek,” “Misogyny & Racism” and “Vapid Values,” Shaping Youth’s founder, Amy Jussel, keeps on top… More

IndyKids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 6, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Communication, Education, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Media Literacy, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

IndyKids is a free newspaper for kids focused on engaging “young people to become informed world citizens through the production of a current events and social justice news source that is created by kids, for… More

Youth Service America

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Activism, Citizenship & Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

Youth Service America (YSA) works with youth, schools and communities to help young people become empowered changemakers for a better world. YSA offers grants and other awards, resources and toolkits for service projects and community… More

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Most Teens Don’t Think the World is Becoming a Better Place

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on May 9, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

At the EARCOS conference, one of the other keynote speakers was Michael Furdyk, co-founder of TakingITGlobal, a fantastic organization we’ve written about and highlighted at IHE. During his keynote, Michael shared an interesting (if not… More

Humane Issues in the News

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on March 5, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection, Uncategorized

Each week we round-up the news you need to know about humane issues, from human rights and environmental preservation, to animal protection, to media and culture, to activism, education, and changemaking. “Climate change science poised… More

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Take This One Small Step for Big Change in Education

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 28, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of cruiznbye/Flickr As the president of the Institute for Humane Education I spend most of my days advancing the field of humane education, training people to be humane educators, and working to transform… More

Humane Foundation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 10, 2013 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, Humane Education, Resources, Websites

The Humane Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a humane world through humane education. Based in the Miami, Florida, area, the Humane Foundation is involved in a variety of projects and initiatives, including… More