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The Parent's Guide to Changemaking Conversations

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Around the world, young people are spending more time at home than ever. 188 countries have closed schools nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic — impacting more than 1.5 billion students.

Meanwhile, the crisis has exacerbated ongoing problems in our communities — issues like inequality, unemployment, and health. Rather than just passing the time, what if young people — and families — took the chance to talk about social issues and what we can do to solve them?

We asked parents of young changemakers — students who are already making a difference in their communities — to share their advice for helping young people discover their power to make change.

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For more resources on raising changemakers, including podcasts and a “Changemaker Family” video series, visit this link.

Opportunity alert: Do you know a young changemaker (age 14–18) who is using STEM skills to help make the world more environmentally sustainable? Ashoka has partnered with GM for the second annual STEM for Changemaking Challenge. Learn more here and apply.