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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...

5 Ways to Help African Students Pursue their Passion

Sara Idohou | September 2, 2015
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” – Nelson Mandela Passion is the excitement we feel in...

Young African Leaders Shaping the Continent

Tweet: Youth Shaping Africa's Future: New #data reveal who these #SocEnt leaders are & their strategies for driving change. http://bit.ly/1E7 With 70 percent of its population under the age...

Gifts to Feel Good About

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2014
As we enter the holiday season, many struggle to find meaningful gifts that can be cherished not only for what they are, but the hope and possibility that they bring. Below you will meet 16 Fellows...

The Transformative Power of Networks

Lisa Jones | November 21, 2014
“We’re learning things that can’t be learned anywhere else.” “I’m asking the hard questions…redefining who I am.” “The world feels like a less...

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...

Paying Tribute to the African Renaissance

Jessie Elisberg | February 28, 2014
If you have been to Dakar in the past few years, no matter how little of the city you see (even if you never set foot outside of the airport), there is one sight you will not miss: the Monument to...

Learning to Lead: The Laureate Global Fellowship Approach

Joel Adriance | February 10, 2014
“So, what’s it really like to be a Laureate Global Fellow ?” Our team has always found this deceptively simple question very hard to answer. How do you transmit the full nature of...

A Living Network

Lisa Jones | January 6, 2014
How many networks do you belong to? From university alumni associations to professional organizations, even LinkedIn groups, most of our names can be found on a plethora of network lists. But how...

The Power of a Humble Leader

Lisa Jones | October 25, 2013
Imagine twenty CEOs sitting together in one room. They are young, all under thirty, but have each steered ideas into initiatives, passion into promises. They have recruited others to join their cause...