Advocacy

Results uses real experiences of poverty to advocate directly with members of Congress to push for change. This powerful platform influences policy in USA, while also challenging harmful misconceptions about people who live in poverty. I am Qiana Marie, a rose from the concrete. Born and...

Here’s what young changemaker Vivian Onano has to say to young people about following passions, remembering community, and making a difference in 2017 and beyond. If the term ‘old soul’ were still in vogue, twenty-something wunderkind Vivian Onano would be the bell of that ball....

Chasing Passions & Keeping the Cause Close to Heart: Founding The Water Movement on my University Campus Filling out college applications, moving your tassel from right to left on your graduation cap, moving out for the first time, landing that perfect internship – these are all quintessential milestones for...

From Building a Computer Lab & Sewing Studio for an Orphanage in India, to Becoming a Teen Advisor for the United Nations Foundation Every summer, my family would take a trip to India. On my birthday – August 15th – my entire family would pile into a gleaming white van...

Empowering Students toward SDG-Oriented Education and Action The Sustainable Development Goals (a.k.a. SDGs) are a defining paradigm of our time. Adopted by all 193 UN Member States in September 2015, they represent an international consensus strategy to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for...

Stéphanie's Journey from UNICEF Ambassador to Red Cross Volunteer to Gender Activist to Environmental Jurist When I was contacted to tell my story, I had no idea how I should write about my life-changing experiences. I looked for inspiration from people I admired the most and I...

Equipping Nepali Youth to Hold their Leaders Accountable for Development Solutions in their Communities I have always been interested in community service, having noticed many development malfunctions in my country, Nepal. Over the course of my journey to challenge those malfunctions, I came across Youth Initiative...

Empowering Future Young Leaders from Urban and Rural Areas around France and the World My name is Amy Faulkner and I am currently interning at YES Akademia— a small for-social-profit global grassroots organisation— during my year abroad from the University of Cambridge, which I am spending in Paris....

Unlocking Cognitive Empathy, Compassion, Acceptance and Tolerance Among Youth: Music and the Young Heart A couple of years ago, my work with students across 15 schools in New Delhi to implement the Right to Education Act, which protects the right to quality education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds,...