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Youth Years

#LeadYoung - Sophia Andrews: Unleashing potential through a boundless love of dance

In an "Everyone a Changemaker" world, passions easily translate into solutions. Sophia’s story demonstrates how she shared her love of ballet across cultural and geographic boundaries to increase and equalize access to the arts in an underprivileged community abroad.

Meagan Warren - Eliminating book deserts in schools and homes across Ohio

Meagan Warren found her power when she harnessed her love of reading to form a literary nonprofit organization that provides children’s books to young people in under-resourced communities.

#LeadYoung - Malika Rawal: Co-leading sanitation initiatives from North Carolina, US to West Bengal, India

When visiting India, and more precisely the villages her parents grew up in, Malika was struck by the spread of disease and poor sanitation in that community. 

#LeadYoung - Malcolm Asher: Making hospitals more friendly for youth

Starting with a pack of art supplies, Malcolm and his team launched a nonprofit and global movement to change how kids experience hospitals through art

What Leading Social Entrepreneurs Are Telling Us

After running one of the largest and most diverse studies of system changing entrepreneurs ever collected this past spring, Ashoka now has the data to show that Kritaya and Christoph are not anomalies — nearly half of Ashoka Fellows had their first changemaking experience before the age of 21.

#LeadYoung - Chirag Vedullapalli: Channeling kids’ passions and talents into impact in Seattle, Washington

Chirag’s story shows how to channel the passions and talents of young people into positive social change.

Peyton Klein: Creating a two-way stream of inclusion and cultural understanding

Change is happening all around us, all the time. How do we face it? Are we afraid or do we see new possibilities? When new immigrant and refugee students started coming to her school, Peyton Klein saw the possibility for mutual learning and support.

#LeadYoung - Joshua Williams: Supporting people experiencing homelessness and poverty

Joshua’s story is more than the story of one young person leading young. It is the story of creating a culture for all youth to be changemakers. It is the story of creating a culture and a pathway to help thousands of young people know they have the power to change the world.

Mithela Wants to Give Teenagers a Voice

Mithela has always been a Changemaker. But, it was at 18 that her parents allowed her to start her first big project. Her organization Power to Bloom works with young people in schools. They spend a year working with students in 6th to 10th grade to address topics that are important to the students. These topics range from Mental Health problems to social relationships and social taboos, to name just a few. It is about giving them a forum to talk about what their life is like.

Labib Works to Include Disabled People in Society - Bangla Version

লাবিব, যে নিজে তার চ্যাঞ্জমেকার যাত্রা শুরু করেন অল্প বয়সে, লাবিব বিশ্বাসী যে চেষ্টায় সফলতা! লাবিব ঢাকা শহরে অন্যতম একটি বড় একটি বিদ্যালয়ে পড়াশোনা করেন।