Is Obama’s immigration policy shift really a DREAM come true?

When I first saw the email alert, “Obama offers immunity to younger immigrants,” I could hardly believe it was true. President Obama had signed an executive order that was a modified version of the DREAM Act, vowing to not deport undocumented youth under 30, and giving them the opportunity to temporarily work in the U.S. legally. The […]
Jun 26, 2012

Calling all young globalists: multimedia journalism summer camp

Do you know a globally-minded youth between the ages of 15 to 19? There’s a brand new journalism camp this summer at the University of Washington. The Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative, a youth journalism program of the Common Language Project and UW Department of Communication, is excited to announce a 5-day Multimedia Journalism Camp from […]
Jun 27, 2012
King County's current juvenile detention facility, on 12th Ave and Alder St, has fallen into disrepair. Prop 1 would expand property taxes to build a new facility. (Photo by Matthew Rutledge via Flickr)

Why King County doesn’t need a new juvenile hall

You might have guessed from the green King County elections envelope sitting on your table that there’s an election coming up on Tuesday. In the midst of a lot of local races that won’t really get decided until November, there’s a pressing item on the ballot. It’s King County Proposition 1, which would create a nine-year, […]
Aug 3, 2012

Globalist offers apprenticeship for aspiring journalists

The Seattle Globalist is proud to announce our first ever apprenticeship program in partnership with the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative. In this year-long journalism training program for young adults ages 17-20, participants will be mentored by a journalist from The Seattle Globalist and receive training in writing, photography, video and design. Their work will also […]
Sep 4, 2012

Hip Hop school is saving grace for Colombian students

In Medellin, Colombia, the call to violence, prostitution and gang activity can be overwhelming for youth with limited options after school. The Eskeula 4 Elementos is a sanctuary in the middle of it all, offering lessons on hip hop, rap, DJing and graffiti art.   Seattle journalist Christan Leonard reports from South America. 
Sep 10, 2012

From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy

The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012

Vancouver native delivers soy milk for Myanmar’s malnourished

It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap and delivers life-saving proteins and vitamins to malnourished orphans. One family from Vancouver has made it their life’s work to keep the milk flowing. 
Dec 3, 2012

Rethinking study abroad, diverse youth travel to China and Middle East

Study abroad is a defining experience for many high school and college students. But often the students who have access to those programs are white and upper/middle class. One Seattle program hopes to change that. 
Feb 6, 2013

Don’t call them victims, these youth are slum changemakers

The polio-fighting, clean water advocating, girls’ rights empowered youth of “The Revolutionary Optimists” shatters everything we thought we knew about creating change. 
Mar 29, 2013

Not “Just Another Towelhead”: A Globalist Q&A with slam poet Hamda Yusuf

Meet Hamda Yusuf: She’s 19, she’s a local slam poetry champion, and she wants to be the US ambassador to Somalia.
Apr 5, 2013
From left; first generation Samoan youth Roselle Savea, Naiasolagi Ulusago, Nathan Taupau and Evangeline Taupau at a carwash to benefit the Aso Fitu Samoa Church on the sidewalk of International Boulevard in Tukwila, Wash. (Photo by Ian Terry)

Parents just don’t understand: The immigrant youth experience

Caught between worlds, first generation immigrants from around the globe find community in their alienation.
Jun 19, 2013
Yadira Lopez. Photo thanks to OneAmerica.

What does it mean to be a civically engaged youth?

What does it mean to be a civically engaged youth?
Aug 7, 2013

Redmond siblings a dynamic duo fighting for immigration reform

How Carlos and Jenni Martinez turned off their computers and hit the streets to make a better world.
Sep 20, 2013
Children who live on Rusinga Island in western Kenya. (Photo by Jason Koenig)

Nairobi mall attack is a symptom of neglected youth

In Africa, and around the globe, we’re losing our young men to militancy and extremism.
Oct 4, 2013

Live Twitter Chat with Egyptian Youth

A conversation with Egyptian youth in Seattle about Egypt’s politics and future. Tweets about “#sgegypt”
Nov 5, 2013
Youth including Nan Mukungu (second from left) posed for photos displaying priorities of the Young Workers in the Green Economy Project. (Photo by Shann Thomas)

Report finds youth left behind in new Northwest economy

Grassroots environmental group Got Green released a startling survey citing barriers to economic employment for immigrant youth and people of color.
Dec 2, 2013

Photos: Kent youth ring in new year, Karen style

For the Burmese community in Kent, the Karen New Year is a chance to show off traditions that have long been repressed back in Myanmar.
Jan 12, 2014

Northwest parents fostering a refuge from global conflict

Taking in a teenager from a conflict zone halfway around the world might not be for everyone. But some globally-oriented Northwest families are opening their minds, and homes, to a different kind of foster care.
Jan 17, 2014
(Photo courtesy Sarey Savy)

Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP

Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014
Children's Alliance (Image courtesy Meizhu Lui)

Breaking down barriers to racial equity — starting with children

The first steps toward ensuring success for children of color are some uncomfortable conversations about racial inequailty
Jun 17, 2014