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What Do International Youth Day and IYF's New Podcast Have in Common?

Officially, International Youth Day was born on December 17, 1999, when the U.N. General Assembly endorsed a recommendation which was made on August 12, 1998, by the first assembly of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth.

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This is What It Looks Like to 'Do Good' in Nashville, Tennessee

 © 2021 Bryan Tarnowski

For 127 years, the Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) has been supporting households, students, and other individuals in Nashville, Tennessee with education and employment services. Since 1948, they’ve been headquartered in the...

How Safe Spaces (and Ping-Pong) are Good for Your Mental Health

Sam C. (middle) and other students during a PTS lesson at Stratford High School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Especially since the pandemic, the world can be a stressful place. According to recent findings,...

Mental Health, Covid Recovery, and the Power of Sport to Transform Lives

Photograph courtesy ©Golden Boots Uganda

Muhammed "Mo" Kisirisa is a former amateur footballer and the founder of Golden Boots Uganda, an organization that aims to improve the lives, health, and mental wellbeing of young...