Rupert Voss

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2006
Work & Box - Hand-in


This profile was prepared when Rupert Voss was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
The New Idea
Through an innovative program called “Work and Box” Rupert offers young violent offenders between the ages of 14 and 20 a platform to positively express and cope with their aggression. By bringing them together with adult mentors, he presents positive role models and helps to break the negative stereotypes that keep young people from being able to pursue healthy and productive lives. Rupert works with a variety of groups, from business managers and volunteers to students and juvenile offenders. By communicating and working together, they begin to move past cultural stereotypes and focus on the individuals.
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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