Action Heroes

MTV recently released the results of a research study on how youth perceive “activism.” The report, which involved interviews with more than 1200 young people, also explores what motivates young people to become involved in social causes, and what stops them. A desire to help others, a personal connection with a cause, as well as parental encouragement are among the main factors that propel youth into action, according to a report summary on MTV’s website. The full report is also available.