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    A common passion for changemaking unites two Brazilian teens from different backgrounds


    Separately they were committed to helping young people, together they opened new pathways for youth across continents to connect, follow their passions and thrive.  

    Stories from Brazil


    17-year-old Tura, founder of Street Children’s Theater in Bangladesh, shared her thoughts on what it takes to LeadYoung


    When she was just 13,  Tahua Tura of Bangladesh started expanding her theater troupe to include street children, primarily living in closed-of

    Bodkin Elementary School Embraces a Culture of Meaning


    At Bodkin Elementary School in Maryland’s Chesapeake region, 10 and 11 year olds share what it means for them to be powerful today and #LeadYoung.

    Stories from Ashoka Fellows and Entrepreneurs


    The majority of Ashoka’s leading social entrepreneurs, also known as Ashoka Fellows, had their first changemaking experience before age 20.  As we explore the Fellows’ changemaking journies, we begin to see why the importance of supporting young changemaking -- indeed, the mantra LeadYoung -- serves as the guiding principle for changing the way young people grow up.

    Richard Branson: finding new ways to do business and impact the world since he was 16


    There are few if any entrepreneurs who have ventured more successfully in more businesses than Richard Branson.  And who can compete with him

    LeadYoung Stories


    This collection of stories shine a light on great changemakers who have led young and practiced early changemaking.  The stories demonstrate the factors --guidance from parents, teachers, peers and others-- that helped them begin their changemaking journey as a teen and how the #LeadYoung experience set them up for success in the new paradigm of an everyone a changemaker world.