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Sheila Kinkade

Championing Literacy and Dreaming Big in Peru

Sheila Kinkade | September 8, 2016
For Teresa Boullón , creating libraries in Peruvian schools isn’t just about giving children opportunities to read; it’s about encouraging them to dream big about their lives and...

Finding a Commercial Solution to a Social Need

Sheila Kinkade | January 26, 2016
Creating a feed blend for chickens that includes mango seed kernels, among other nontraditional ingredients, isn’t something that would occur to most people. But this is just the kind of...

Volunteer Power

Sheila Kinkade | January 15, 2016
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King Day , YouthActionNet...

Driving a Student-led Revolution in Small-Business Energy Savings

Sheila Kinkade | December 10, 2015
Five years ago, while interning at an energy auditing firm in Washington, DC, Daniel Hill questioned why the company never consulted with small businesses. In response, he was told that any effort to...

Storytelling Resources for Change Leaders

Sheila Kinkade | July 18, 2014
While few would question the value of powerful storytelling in today’s world, the art and craft of delivering memorable stories is something change leaders perfect over a lifetime. So what...

2014 Laureate Global Fellows

Sheila Kinkade | July 10, 2014
Meet the 2014 Laureate Global Fellows —20 young social entrepreneurs from 17 countries who have pioneered solutions to some of the world's toughest challenges. Learn more about their...

Earth Day Reflection: Making Every Person Part of the Solution

Sheila Kinkade | April 22, 2014
In the past, when hearty shoots of spring flowers sprouted outside my front door, I took comfort in the resilience of nature, welcoming this season of renewal. But this year was different. The latest...

Youth Leadership In The Arab World: Ten Winning Strategies

Sheila Kinkade | June 20, 2013
According to a recent survey , three-quarters of Arab youth say their best days lie ahead. What are some of the most innovative strategies that the region’s youth have for shaping their...

For The Love Of Nature

Sheila Kinkade | April 22, 2013
As environmental activists, among them dozens of YouthActionNet Fellows, acknowledge Earth Day 2013 and its focus on climate change, the question remains: how do you fundamentally transform human...

Taking A Stand For Women

Sheila Kinkade | March 8, 2013
In recognition of International Women’s Day, YouthActionNet honors the vision, perseverance, and courage of its Fellows who are working on the front lines to advance the rights and...