Category Archives: teens

I Promise Not To Tell: Raising A Transgender Child



Together, Cheryl and her husband raised their children telling them: “You can be anything and do anything you want in life.” They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most was to be a boy. This deeply personal story, told from Mom’s perspective is about discovering the son they never knew they had.


Lights Camera Jackson: My Interview With The Youngest Film Critic In America



Jackson Murphy, better known as LIghts camera Jackson has been critiquing films since he was only 7 years old.   He has made appearances on many popular radio and television shows including Fox & Friends, Live with Regis & Kelly and twice on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became the youngest winner to date of a New York Emmy Award for “On Camera Talent and as the youngest member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association Jackson also appeared on the “Critics Choice Movie Awards” in 2013.

 


Youth Voices: Ending bullying, creating collaboration & building a better tomorrow…today.



Youth around the globe have been showing the world how their voices matter. They have been taking action to create change. From Malala Yousafzai’s activism for female education, to Dr. Ben Barry’s desire, at age 14, to change the fashion industry’s standard of beauty, to Craig Kielburgers dream at age 13 of ending child labour.

With a global platform available through social media and the internet there are more options for youth to be a part of the change. Whether it’s volunteering at school, getting involved in ending bullying to becoming a mentor or being an ambassador for greener living, the possibilities of helping to create change are endless.

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My guests today are two youth facilitators with the globally renowned social enterprise Me to We, who followed their passion in building a better tomorrow by lending their skills to empower youth to make a difference.

Some of the youth in my city showed up on a Saturday & Sunday, bright and early, to address some of the issues they felt were important and to talk about how they could make a difference in their community.


Let’s Get Catty: Two Inspiring Youth Talk About Their Initiative To End Street Harrassment



Bri Gardner & Erica Teasdale are two young people who want to end sexualized violence and street harassment. A youth led initiative, Catty is a web based tool that helps people experiencing street harassment in Toronto through connecting, educating, supporting, and reporting. Check out our interview and be sure to visit www.carajonesspeaks.tv and follow Catty on social media. Just click the link to Cool Stuff! and find all the ways you can support and connect.


Learning to speak teenager: My Interview With Dr. Barbara Greenberg



I have been extremely lucky and grateful to have met so many amazing people, one of those inspiring individuals isDr. Barbara Greenberg, author of Teenage As a Second Language, A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.  The moment I watched Barbara for the first time discussing youth issues as an expert on the CBS news I knew she I felt her compassion for the youth and all those who wanted to understand how to make their lives better.