Today I was supposed to go in to my daughter’s school as a community mentor for a program called Choose2Matter. I’ll be honest that I was intimidated when I saw the list of fellow mentors that included a Congressman, Senator and Aerospace Engineer among them. Not knowing too much about the program, or exactly what my role would be I went to the parent’s meeting last night to find out more. Angela Maiers impassioned presentation gave me a glimpse of why her TEDx Talk went viral and what inspired this movement to begin with. She shared her ideas on empowering young people by challenging them to use their own personal genius to change the world for the better. To dream big, know that they have the power to make an impact, and to take the reigns of finding solutions to the worlds most pressing challenges. By the end I knew why I would be there. This is what I do everyday, dream big, brainstorm ideas for changing the world, here on Documama and as Social Good Editor on World Moms Blog, we are constantly looking to feature those individuals who are taking on the world to impact change. I believe in the power of One, and more than anything I believe our youth are the ones with the solutions. They are the problem solvers of the future, and everyday I come across amazing opportunities for young people to get involved. We were snowed out today, but I can’t wait to see where all this goes tomorrow. In the meantime here is a list I had compiled to share with students of opportunities and connections just waiting to happen.
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Girls Who Code
To inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Volunteer opportunities, Community Service, Scholorships & Grants
To foster a new generation of empowered women leaders actualizing and vocalizing their visions for change.
Girl Up envisions a world where all girls, no matter where they live, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.
Beacause I’m A Girl/Plan International
Education/skills & support to move girls out of poverty to Opportunity.
World Leadership School
The mission of World Leadership School is to empower young leaders to find new and innovative approaches to the world’s pressing problems.
Also check out resources on the Choose2Matter site