When I first joined the International Youth Coalition as a Blog Writer, I was asked to share my unique perspective of the Criminal Justice system in a light very differently than the media’s portrayal. Along with my thoughts on the justice system, I have also shared my perception on the law as well as the […]

Amy Sharp | September 9, 2019

Catholic Teaching

Labor Day: A Conservative and Catholic Perspective (1/2)

As Labor Day was earlier this month, it is worth considering that American Conservatism (not to mention strands of conservatism all over the world) has had varied views on the dignity of work and the place of workers in markets, throughout its intellectual history.   The emergence of that very holiday, on which most of […]

Leo Thuman | September 9, 2019


The First Step Act and Why it is a Big Deal

In December 2018, President Trump signed off on the First Step Act Bill,  and after multiple months of revisions and assessments, thousands of inmates were released from custody in July of 2019. This Act allows for rehabilitation in United States jails and prisons to have more reward. Historically in the United States, criminals have been […]

Amy Sharp | September 3, 2019


Never Doubt

In my last blog I spoke about challenges and how they are an opportunity to learn and grow. Since that post I have faced many personal challenges that have really tested that theory. One of those challenges being that I am a young woman in a role that has only been filled by middle-late aged […]

Amy Sharp | August 29, 2019


 Let’s talk about relationships: Impatience is expensive and the wait yields better results

  I was in University not too long ago, and one of the things that characterised it for me was relationships. Everyone was either in one, getting out of one or yearning for one. Most of my friends had some sort of relationship. As I progressed through the years and watched relationships form and others […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | August 15, 2019

Human Rights


The United Nations recognizes July 30th as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which simply means that this day is meant to alert people of the seriousness of this heinous offense and it helps bring more awareness to this crime. Although there are many great organizations out there, who are combating trafficking head on, […]

Marishia Allie | August 7, 2019


Give Me a Break: Student Mental Health Days

As a homeschooled kid, I felt free to say, “Mom, I need a break today.” Though I never called it a mental health day, oftentimes that’s exactly what it was. The flexibility of homeschooling allowed me to plan out my schoolwork and extracurricular activities. If I had a day where I felt tired or sad […]

Sarah Jackson | August 1, 2019


Stop Telling Women They Can’t

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that women have the ability to do amazing things. We can get any education we choose, pursue any job, play a sport, join the army, or do anything we might want to do. This is truly the greatest time in all of history for women to be […]

Erin Gallo | July 30, 2019

Human Rights


As a native New Yorker, and just as a majority of New Yorkers who live within the city and commute daily either on the subway or the bus, I see many homeless people on the streets begging for money or food, as well as homeless people in the subways sharing their stories by writing it […]

Marishia Allie | July 29, 2019

United Nations

HLPF Report: 3

The High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals has come to an end. Dozens of nations presented their challenge’s triumphs though their voluntary national reviews and based on these findings, billions of dollars will be maneuvered across the globe for development purposes. Going into the event, it was expected that “sexual and reproductive health” […]

Benedict Kinnison | July 29, 2019


Trusting your struggle (An Inspiration from the Zain Asher TedxEuston)

 Abraham Lincoln said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. I believe that this means that when you want something for yourself the best way to get it is to you is to create an environment through preparation and seeking the opportunity when it presents itself. Zain Asher in her […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | July 26, 2019


Male Role Models in Education

Teacher and activist Nicholas Ferroni broached an interesting question about male role models on Twitter: at what grade did his followers first learn from a male teacher? Thousands responded. At first, his question appears to be innocuous. However, male teachers make up less than a quarter of the total teaching population, according to The Atlantic. […]

Sarah Jackson | July 24, 2019


Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries?

The word “Gender” has become a hot topic more so now than ever before. Dictionary.com stated that gender binary is “a classification system consisting of two genders, male and female, a concept or belief that there are only two genders and that one’s biological or birth gender will align with traditional social constructs of masculine […]

Marishia Allie | July 22, 2019