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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...

From Foster Care Statistic to Champion of Systems Change: Luke Rodgers' Journey

Lisa Jones | November 9, 2015
In a new video, watch Luke Rodgers bring his audience from bated breath to inspired ovation as he shares his story of growing up in the United Kingdom's foster care system and his vision for...

Solving Africa’s Teacher Shortage, The Youth-Led Answer

Lisa Jones | March 19, 2015
In Sub-Saharan Africa, local governments and NGOs alike have invested millions in developing solutions to increase access to quality education for Africa's young people--the majority of whom...

Social Design Webinar Series

Lisa Jones | August 27, 2014
Can designers make a difference? Increasingly, designers are taking prominent roles in the creation of initiatives for solving social issues. In a recent two-part YouthActionNet webinar series ,...

Impact Investing Advice from a Social Entrepreneur who's Been There

Lisa Jones | June 9, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Alejandro Maza Ayala recently shared his insider advice about the world of impact investing through YouthActionNet's "Living Leadership" webinar series . As...

Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact

Lisa Jones | March 13, 2014
2013 Laureate Global Fellow Kumari Middleton recently led a YouthActionNet webinar entitled "Dancing Across Borders: Mayibuye's Journey to Global Impact." Kumari's presentation...

Coaching Demystified: Webinar Debrief

Lisa Jones | December 9, 2013
Coach, mentor, advisor, champion--there are many similar terms that describe an individual you share your personal or professional journey with. How do you know where to begin? In our latest webinar...

Bold Or Insane? Rafael's Quest To Re-Think Recycling

Lisa Jones | May 22, 2013
"Less than 1% of materials are recycled in Brazil--In the next five years, it is my hope that S.O.S. will be responsible for increasing this industry to at least 1%." The percentages may...

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...

Tolu Sangosanya Makes LOTS Happen

Lisa Jones | April 19, 2013
I will never forget the moment I met Tolu at the Laureate Global Fellowship Retreat last fall in Istanbul, Turkey. She didn't hesitate to confide in me that it was her first time traveling...