One hundred years ago, accelerating change had reached the point that society needed everyone to be literate.

Now society needs everyone to be ready to thrive in a world of constant, rapid, exponential change as a skilled Changemaker.

It needs every young person, parent, and educator to grasp this new paradigm for success in growing up — and in life.

~  Ashoka Founder and CEO Bill Drayton



In our 21st century world (a world defined by rapid change), societies around the world are becoming confronted by an increasing number of complex challenges and opportunities.

If solutions are to outpace problems in this world, it will require effective collaboration between people, as well as the ability to organize into fluid teams-of-teams. So that every player is set up to become a contributor,  a  leader,   a  Changemaker.

Impactful collaboration in such a world is only possible with empathy: the ability to understand and respond to the feelings of others. In a Changemaker world, empathy becomes as fundamental as reading, writing and math. This creates a new social imperative for societies worldwide to ensure that every child fully develops their own innate capacity for empathy.



Ashoka's Initiatives in Empathy and Young Changemaking



Active Programs

Ashoka’s programs support changemaking in young people, adults, organizations, and companies. Engage with our dedicated programs today to help advance an “Everyone a Changemaker” world:


Ashoka Young Changemakers

Poți ajuta tinerii noștri creatori de schimbare și mișcarea mai mare a celor care schimba lumea prin 5 moduri simple care s-au dovedit a fi eficiente.
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Your Kids

Supports your colleagues and their children to become changemakers − empathetic leaders, innovative problem solvers, and strong team players. We are looking for pioneering institutions who want to support a generation of children & adults to be powerful changemakers.
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Ashoka Changemakers

Ashoka Changemakers construiește o mișcare globală în care oricine, oriunde, poate lua măsuri pentru a rezolva o problemă socială din comunitatea lor. Lucrăm pentru a construi această mișcare sprijinind antreprenorii sociali, inovatorii, liderii de afaceri, factorii de decizie politică și activiștii...
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Ashoka Youth Venture

Viziunea noastră este o societate în care "Toată lumea este un changemaker", în care fiecare tânăr are încrederea, capacitatea și sprijinul de a fi un factor de schimbare pentru binele tuturor.
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Ashoka U

Ashoka U activează la nivel instituțional pentru a genera o schimbare în educația a milioane de studenți, oferind viziunea Ashoka pentru a fi mai aproape de o lume în care Fiecare Cetățean este un Agent al Schimbării. Colaborăm cu colegi și universități pentru a depăși barierele schimbărilor...
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Inactive Programs with Network Members

We no longer run the Changemaker Campus and Changemaker Schools programs and are not adding Changemaker Campuses or Schools to our network. But our worldwide network of schools and campuses are still leading the way as the premier models of Changemaking within educational institutions.

Click below to learn about our historic Changemaker Campus and Changemaker Schools Programs, and explore the network of Changemaker Campuses and Changemaker Schools:

Ashoka Changemaker Schools

Aceste școli le permit tuturor elevilor să devină creatori de schimbare - tineri care au abilitățile și încrederea de a schimba lumea spre binele tuturor.
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Ashoka Changemaker Campus

Ashoka Changemaker Campuses: The Leading Designation for Social Innovation in Higher Education Changemaker Campus is an Ashoka designation that recognizes colleges and universities with a proven track record of campus-wide excellence for social innovation and changemaking. These institutions...
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