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 - Nov 20, 2011
SocialBusiness.org's top list of youth-centric social enterprises explores how social entrepreneurs are catering to the needs of the youth -- and of course, some are youth themselves. The old adage is that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, but as youth activist Bilaal Rajen claimed at this year's TEDxToronto, it's more like youth are the leaders of today.

The recently published Generation Sell piece in the New York Times Sunday Review had the Twittersphere (occupied by Millennials, indeed) a buzzin' with rebuttals and praises from all generations.

Indeed, youth-centric social enterprises were a passing mention in the article. "Nonprofits are still hip, but students don’t dream about joining one, they dream about starting one," writes the Times writer William Deresiewicz on the Millennial generation. "In any case, what’s really hip is social entrepreneurship — companies that try to make money responsibly, then give it all away."