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Submitted on Wed, August 21, 2013
Submitted on Mon, August 19, 2013
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Submitted on Mon, August 19, 2013
*This post was originally posted on Ashoka's Empathy blog. You can see the original post here. When Jane Davis asked Ashoka CEO, Bill Drayton ‘why empathy?’ 20 other people waited with bated breath to hear what this visionary had to say about the next generation of changemaking skills. In fact it’s a question well worth asking, why is ‘empathy’ important?  How...
Submitted on Fri, August 16, 2013
Interested in changing the world? Excited about learning more about social entrepreneurship and connecting with some of the most influential educators and social entrepreneurs of our time? Apply now, to attend the Ashoka U Exchange in February 2014! The 2014 Ashoka U Exchange will be hosted by Brown University on February 20-22, 2014. Applications open August 1, 2013. "...
This post was originally posted on Ashoka's Start Empathy Blog, highlighting a Youth Venture school that participated in the Big Return Campaign last year in St. Louis. You can read the original article here. Many progressive teachers want students to take the lead in their learning, but it can be difficult to encourage student leadership in practice. Change Leaders...
Submitted on Tue, July 30, 2013
This article was originally published in Fast Company's Co.EXIST June 2013. Millennials Genuinely Think They Can Change The World And Their Communities Far from the jaded, disconnected image you might have of them, 18- to 30-year-olds have a bright view of the future, and are willing to work to make the world better. Young people in the U.S. care less about the...
In its eighth year, the mtvU Grant has been a successful partnership between Youth Venture and mtvU to empower our youth community and assist those students who want to make a change or impact in their community. This program is exclusive to mtvU partner campuses and provides exclusive access to helpful resources and tools in cooperation with Youth Venture. Student...
  My name is Param Jaggi. I am 19 years old. And yes, I’m crazy enough to think I can change the world. http://kck.st/189TKsU When I was 12 my biology teacher told me the following true—yet inconvenient—reality of life that shook me up: “We can live for weeks without food. We can live for days without water. We can only live for seconds without air. “ It made me...
The DELL Education Challenge rewards university students who develop the most innovative ideas to transform learning in primary schools globally.  Any undergrad or graduate student, male or female, in any field of study, from any country, is invited to enter this challenge no matter what stage your project is in. By submitting, you become a part of a global community...
Submitted on Mon, July 15, 2013
 Every summer Ashoka compiles a list of top reading for the aspiring social entrepreneur and changemaker. See the top ten below and check out the full list here.1. Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World by Beverly Schwartz Schwartz provides a five point paradigm of social entrepreneurship that will allow any individual to...