Stories from North America

From Spelling Bee Champions to Young Changemakers: The Story of the North South Foundation

The journey of a group of students and parents from across the country harnessing their collective power through a shared value of education to make digital learning more accessible.
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Uplifting stories of Muslim Women: Mena and Zena’s journey to changemaking

How sisters Mena and Zena are making literature more inclusive by writing, normalizing, and uplifting the diverse stories of Muslim women.
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Sibling Changemakers Improve Communities Through STEM: Trisha and Tejas's Journey

Trisha and Tejas share their story about how they are mobilizing their shared passions for education and technology to lead change.
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Budding changemakers: Chander's journey to nourishing people and the planet

Chander and his team envision a world where every person has a close, accessible relationship with living soil and fresh food.
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From Stigma to Freedom: Hannah and Charlie's Story

These changemaker siblings built a mental health app that embodies the saying "it's okay to not be okay."
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The Case for Studying Law in Middle School

How Sneha Durairaj and Tom Dulski found the inspiration for Legally Ours

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Youth Are Flipping an Abandoned North Carolina Prison into a Sustainable Farm

By transforming a decaying prison into a flourishing farm, these young men are avoiding the criminal justice system—and creating a model to share

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Sophia's Journey to Making the Climate Movement more Accessible

In this Changemaker Conversation, we speak with Sophia Kianni, a climate activist and young changemaker from Washington D.C on how the climate crisis, the role of young people, and how-to's for getting started on your own journey.
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First Steps Towards Sustainability: Surbhi Jain and Maxwell Feldman

How two teenagers are helping others develop “sustainable mindsets,” starting in school

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First Steps Towards Interfaith Understanding: Salma Kamni

How a 17-year-old student started a movement to promote acceptance and interfaith discussion in her Chicago community

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Creating Connections through Peer Tutoring: Shree’s Changemaker Story

When the coronavirus pandemic upended education for millions of students, Shree built a peer mentoring community to support students, relieve parents, and create cross-cultural connections.
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A changemaker on the rise: Vaishali’s journey to changing athletic culture in her community

By channeling her love for fitness, Vaishali started an athletic club to promote health, wellbeing, and empowerment for young girls.
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Meet the best friends revolutionizing recycling

The two scientists behind trailblazing tech company BioCellection fell in love with the plastic problem and took it on together.
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First steps towards greener cars: Allie and Chloe

How two teenagers learned how to convert their engine to electric — and are helping others do the sam

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Taylor Fang: Making AI Accessible

As Artificial Intelligence technology becomes increasingly present, Taylor Fang’s venture equips girls worldwide with the tools and confidence to understand and apply AI in their own lives.

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Victor: Enabling young people to be global citizens

Victor and his team provide a space for young people to explore their passions while developing the necessary skills to start their lifelong changemaking journeys.
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Fundraising for change: Shreeya’s journey to changemaking

When she is not diligently preparing for a Geography Bee or analytically collaborating with her Robotics team, you can find Shreeya fundraising for children’s and women’s rights in rural India.
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Spreading Kindness: Morgan's Journey to Building a Mental Health Movement

Morgan founded the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation based in Kentucky to spread kindnesses and mental health awareness.
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Katie: Building a national community of young people creating change

Amidst a rise in youth organizing, Katie equips youth-led advocacy organizations with the connections, resources, and encouragement they need to grow.
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Christian: Honoring the heroes of the hallways in Colorado

When Christian noticed that students were leaving messes in his school hallways, he saw an opportunity to promote interconnectedness between students, staff, and custodians.
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