When do kids know they are transgender?

March 15, 2017

All the attention on gender identity has been a long time coming since people who don’t fit into the male or female category have always existed—under the radar. Transgender people are biologically one gender and feel like they are the other, and they often know this when they are small children. Now, without historical precedent, […]


Support, Spies and Strange moments!

August 4, 2010

Finally, the sun is out! Seems whatever coast I am on, the heat is on the other. Was at a writer’s conference over the weekend with authors of children and teen books. It reminded me how important support is, whatever the activity you’re doing! Book of the Day: “I’d Tell You I Love You But […]


Why teen boys are so moody

March 28, 2010

Finished ANOTHER amazing – and enlightening book – The Male Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine. It just hit the shelves. Very interesting how male and female brains often reach the same result, but get there in different ways. Teen boys’ brains are flooded with the hormone vasopressin which makes neutral faces look dangerous and unfriendly, […]


Survey about dreams and aspirations

February 24, 2010

Calling all Latina girls aged 12-17. Take this survey about your dreams and aspirations to help a young woman start a new mentoring program!


Call in to ask questions on teen dating violence podcast 11 a.m. TODAY!

February 13, 2010

At 11 a.m. today (Sat Feb 13), I will be speaking about the Start Strong Bronx program on the “Saturday Mornings with Joy Keys. Go To: www.blogtalkradio.com/joykeys to listen from your computer. Call in with questions to 646-929-0368. Special Guest: Three DoSomething.org and Liz Claiborne Fight Teen Dating Abuse Grant Winners. Alyssa Korman, Mikala Jennings […]


It IS easy being green

February 12, 2010

To really show people how much you love them this Valentine’s Day, help save the environment, starting with your school! HP and Dosomething.org are joining forces to sponsor the Increase Your Green contest!! Winning schools get up to $5,000 in environmental funding plus very cool HP computers! So sign up by Monday and get a […]


Classical music for the people!

January 25, 2010

Feeling blah because the holidays are over? Music activates parts of the brain that make you feel GOOD. You, too, can get your classical groove on! Check out the American Symphony Orchestra – all seats for all performances are $25. You can see them at Lincoln Center in NYC or at Bard College’s Richard P. […]


What do you think? Post comments!

January 22, 2010

TODAY’S QUESTION: What would you do more of each day if you didn’t have electronic devices ie. cell phone/Smart Phone/computer/television?


Connected all day and all night…

January 20, 2010

Young people aged 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day with cell phones, computer, TV or other electronic devices, compared with less than six and a half hours five years ago, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Does that sound realistic to you? Pros? Cons?


Vote for LOVE!

January 19, 2010

Check out this cool video by the teens at LOVE (Leave Out Violence) and vote for their inspirational story so this amazing organization can win $10,000! LOVE US President Linda Thibodeau’s stepmother Twinkle Rudberg founded this organization in Canada after her husband – Linda’s dad – was stabbed to death in 1972 by a 14-year-old […]