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Crisis Text Line has counseled teens through nearly 2 million problems. Here’s how this idea got its start.

Crisis Text Line has counseled teens through nearly 2 million problems. Here’s how this idea got its start.

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Teenagers love to text—their thumbs pound out an average of 3,339 texts per month. Crisis Text Line turns this into a way to help teens through their hardest times: family issues, stress or suicidal thoughts. Trained counselors text back and forth with advice and resources—and, in the process, collect (anonymous) data that could lead to better []

A boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick Smolan

A boy and his camera: A Q&A with photography powerhouse Rick Smolan

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Teen reporters Sadie Cruz and Nia Ashley conducted lots of interviews with speakers at the TEDYouth conference on November 17. Their Q&As will run on the TED Blog over the next few weeks. Here, a interview conducted by Sadie.  Photographer Rick Smolan brought the flavor of homes across the United States to life, helped 25,000 photographers capture []

Young Guru remixes the sweet sounds of TEDYouth

Young Guru remixes the sweet sounds of TEDYouth

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Young Guru, best known for producing Jay-Z’s albums, may be on tour in Europe. But he couldn’t resist the opportunity to remix the teenage singers, MCs and thinkers who contributed their vocals at TEDYouth. At the event on November 17, World Up — a non-profit dedicated to making the world smaller through hip hop, technology []

TEDYouth livestream on Saturday, Nov. 17

TEDYouth livestream on Saturday, Nov. 17

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TEDYouth livestreams! In English: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/en In Spanish: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/es In Arabic: http://new.livestream.com/tedyouth/ar On Saturday, Nov. 17, more than 20 speakers, performers and kids will take the stage at TEDYouth, a TED event for high school students. It happens 1-6pm Eastern in New York, and it’ll be livestreamed for free — and translated into Spanish and Arabic! []