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Susan Borison and Stephanie Silverman, best friends and co-founders of Your Teen Media, are bringing their magazine to life. From interviews with the experts and authors to discussions of trending topics and personal stories, Your Teen with Sue and Steph is an essential guide to raising teens today.

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Great News! Gen Z Isn't Lost or Lazy. They Care Deeply About Saving the World

Great News! Gen Z Isn't Lost or Lazy. They Care Deeply About Saving the World

DeNora Getachew, CEO of DoSomething.org, sees the their yearning for a better world AND their passion to step up and be the change. Every. Single. Day. In conversation with Sue and Steph, DeNora shares the story of her own entrance into activism, as well as advice for how to parent Gen Z kids who are interested in making a difference in the world.

About DeNora Getachew and DoSomething:

DeNora is an executive leader with over 15 years of legal, fundraising, and policy and advocacy experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She began her career working on local democracy and government reform at the New York City Council and has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio; and at state good government nonprofit Citizens Union. Throughout her career, DeNora has shaped state and local policy on a diverse portfolio of issues, including modernizing voting and campaign finance laws; increasing police accountability; and improving public education. DeNora is an alumna of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Fordham University School of Law. She has contributed to the Des Moines Register, Gotham Gazette, Huffington Post, the New York Times’ City blog, and Newsday, and has been featured on WNYC and NY1, among other media sources.

DoSomething.org is the largest organization exclusively for young people and social change. We're activating millions of young people to make positive change, online and off, in every US area code and in over 131 countries. When you join DoSomething.org, you join something bigger than yourself. You team up with the young people who have clothed half of America's youth in homeless shelters. And cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts from the streets. And run the largest youth-led sports equipment drive in the world. And more! You've got the power and the passion to make an impact -- we'll help you get it done. Let's Do This!

Episode highlights:

  • What exactly is different about Gen Z?
  • How to parent kids who are potentially more involved in activism than we are
  • How to stay in touch with the culture and trends of Gen Z without being "embarrassing"
  • How to cope with conflicting beliefs between parent and child

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