The blog has been up and going for a few weeks now, but it was only this week that the Youthink! blog officially went live. It's definitely worth checking out.
A quick primer for those of you that haven't heard much about Youthink! over the past few years: Youthink! is the World Bank’s website for youth. The site aims to inform youth on development issues, and inspire them to get involved. A 2006 Webby Award winner, the site has continued to evolve and now contains a section for educators and most of the content is now available in French, Spanish, and Chinese.
The blog is the next step in the evolution of the Youthink! site. Bringing together seven young bloggers from across the world, the blog features posts about topics as wide-reaching but impactful as climate change to the financial crisis.
The first batch of Youthink! bloggers are:
- Stacy Alcantara, Philippines – Youth Coordinator; Active Citizenship Research
- Christine Cassar, Malta – Director, People for Change Foundation
- Nicholas Lembo, USA – MA Candidate; International Development
- Nate Miller, Benin – World traveler and public health professional
- Saptarshi Pal, India – World Bank International Essay Winner, 2008
- María Rodríguez, Colombia – Director; Red de Generación de Oportunidades Sociales (Social Opportunities Generating Network)
- Joao Felipe Scarpelini, Brazil – Youth Activist; Peace Child
- Saadia Iqbal, USA – Youthink! Editor
Drop by the Youthink! blog and let some of the young bloggers know what you think about their ideas and perspectives. And if you have any questions about the blog or any recommendationsto make it even better, let me know. I'll be sure to pass along the message.