LeadYoung is a storytelling initiative that demonstrates the power of a young person who has identified a problem, formed and led a team and created a solution. We collect stories from these young changemakers (and those who started young) to show other young people how capable they are of creating change. These stories help everyone see the new reality-- that everything is changing, and that requires redefining what “growing up” means. This highlights the new framework for navigating the 21st century: where every person is practicing empathy, teamwork, new leadership and changemaking.

You can email us at leadyoung@ashoka.org to share your questions or ideas. 

About LeadYoung

Learn what a changemaker is and why leading young is critical today.

LeadYoung Toolkits

These toolkits will help you write LeadYoung stories and start a storytelling movement in your school, town or beyond.