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Hacking the Self, then Hacking the System

This article originally appeared on Ashoka Youth Venture

It is not everyday you hear about young children questioning the status quo, revolutionizing the automobile industry, or filing for patents at age 13. But they’re out there, and this is the story of one. Today, Param Jaggi is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and social activist. He is the founder of Hatch, a simple and user-friendly app creation company. But to get here, his changemaker journey started when he was a teenager.

To learn more about Param’s work and journey, write to him at [email protected]

Ways to engage further:

  • Read more about Param’s journey. Param, in his own words, shares with Youth Venture how he overcame fear and doubt to unleash his inner changemaker to the world
  • Share your #LeadYoung changemaker story with Ashoka’s LeadYoung, and we may publish it!
  • Engage with Ashoka’s LeadYoung team to explore ways for you, your school, or company to integrate changemaker skills and culture into your community!

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Ashoka insight

Ashoka’s Youth Venture was one of the first organizations I reached out to for support. When I was just a teenager, Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka, was one of the first adults to take me seriously and inspired me to get involved with Ashoka. They were the first group of individuals that made me feel a little less alone, and not only believed in my ability to lead young, but gave me space to experience it while I was young, to mess up freely, and to practice how to build support for my ideas for change.

This should be the norm, not the exception.