Leading Young: A New Framework for Navigating a World of Change
If your teenager doesn’t know how to add two numbers together, you would know there is a problem. Math, like reading, is generally understood to be an essential skill for functioning in the world. But what if your teenager doesn’t know how to read others’ emotions and act on that interpretation...
Ximena Abogabir: "If you are deeply convinced that your child is a changemaker, he or she will become one"
As part two of this two-part LeadYoung series, Ashoka asks Ashoka Fellow Ximena Abogabir, mother to Ashoka Fellow Gonzalo Muñoz, about her childhood, her role as a mother and her philosophy for parenting Gonzalo and her two other changemaker children.
Peter Eigen: fearless since 13, he's changed the world’s mindset about corruption
Corruption long was a taboo subject. Bribes in some countries were tax-deductible. That mindset changed when Peter, having seen the untold damage it was doing, especially in his earlier work in development, founded and built up Transparency International. Transparency built chapters in almost every...
“What can I do for my village?” Riski strives for community prosperity in Malang, Indonesia
Thanks to the support and inspiration from his family, Riski is leading initiatives that address both environmental and economic challenges to improve his village.
Matine: Turning empathy into collective action in Denver, Colorado
By taking action, Matine and his peers are creating a world they want to live in; a world where everyone is a changemaker.
Obama's Campaign Chief is Looking for Inspirational Leaders
Henry De Sio, Jr., former COO for the Obama campaign, is now looking for groundbreaking, inspirational leaders through Ashoka. “We’ve been in repetition for millennia, but in the last thirty or forty years, we’ve moved out of repetition and seen the rise of individual agency,” says Mr. De Sio. “We...
Ørestad Gymnasium aims to develop education that prepares young people to become changemakers in the local and global community. The school wants to show that education can and must change in order to prepare students for the future. It has organized team of teams for teachers to innovate around the...