Teens Leverage Media and Arts for Change

With a September cover story in its Style Section, the New York Times made official what those working with young people have long sensed: aided by the Internet and motivated by September 11, the tsunami in Aisa, and Hurricane Katrina, youth activism is on the rise. What Kids Can Do, a website which scans newspapers daily for stories of young people making a difference, has proof. Highlights from its 2005 archive include a section of 16 stories about young people using media and the arts to impact their communities and beyond.