The Pros and Cons of Online Activism

The murder of George Floyd led to an explosion of online activism, particularly amongst young people. New accounts were formed with the sole purpose of explaining issues of institutional racism to their audiences, infographics popped up everywhere, and everything from videos to petitions to GoFundMe campaigns were shared widely. Now, one year after George Floyd’s […]

How George Floyd’s Murder Changed the Way Young People Use Social Media

One year ago this week, the world watched as George Floyd was murdered by a police officer. The injustice and brutality of his death sparked protests around the US, around the world, and all across social media. On the anniversary of George Floyd’s death, we asked our Youth Advisory Board how his tragic murder impacted […]

The Importance of a Young Voter’s Voice

As the 2020 election cycle concludes, we can see that a record number of young people cast their ballots, at odds with previous statistics on young voter turnout. But, why is turnout typically so low for young people? What should politicians do to make sure younger generations are engaged enough in the political process? In […]

How Girls Are Feeling about Social Media and Quarantine

We asked our Youth Advisory Board: How has social media made you feel during quarantine and COVID-19. Here are their responses: First, here are the main takeaways: Girls are experiencing both positive and negative feelings at this point in time They like that social media is allowing them to stay connected to their friends and […]