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Nonprofit site that empowers Millennials to get involved.

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Kids can learn how to make their voices heard and affect change in their communities or on a national level. Videos and a news blog showcase's successes, and the "opportunities" blog posts about topics like fundraising, building coalitions, and working with the media provide smart, practical advice for teens involved in causes. Additional resources could make this Millennial-focused site even more engaging and educational.

Positive Messages encourages Millennials to get involved in causes they care about and provides examples of young people who've made important contributions to society.

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Parents need to know that this nonpartisan, nonprofit organization empowers young adults to get involved in issues that are important to them. There's a blog that allows comments, and visitors can also sign up for a newsletter.

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What's it about?

Founded in 2002, MOBILIZE.ORG focuses on organizing and empowering Millennials -- young adults born between 1976 and 1996. The nonprofit organization refers to itself as \"all-partisan,\" meaning young people of all political persuasions are welcome. gathers groups of Millennials to discuss important issues and work together toward solutions, and then funds the resulting projects. Its website reports on the results of the summits and features a blog that reflects on news from a Millennial point of view.

Is it any good? presents a creative, inspiring platform for an oft-maligned generation to make their voices heard and make a positive impact on the world. The website provides plenty of information about the organization's mission and history, but it's hard to find out how to get involved; visitors might get fired up about the great things Mobilize has accomplished and then fizzle out while trying to figure out how they fit in. Tip: Check out the "opportunities" section in Resources for practical advice on topics like fundraising, planning events, and building coalitions.

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  • Families can talk about what causes are most important to them and what they've done to help. What are different ways that people can support a cause?

  • Volunteering has changed a lot with the growth of social networking sites. How can you stay safe while using the Web to find volunteer opportunities and connect with other civic-minded teens?


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