Laurie Ann Thompson

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters

When Divine Bradley was seventeen, he just wanted a safe place to hang out away from gangs and violence, and Team Revolution was born. At age eleven, Jessica Markowitz learned that girls in Rwanda are often not allowed to attend school, and Richard's Rwanda took shape. During his sophomore year of high school, Zach Steinfeld put his love of baking to good use and started the Baking for Breast Cancer Club.

Gone are the days when kids were supposed to be "seen and not heard." Today, youth everywhere are rising up, building new organizations, and creating the changes they want to see in their communities and around the world. Be a Changemaker gives readers the tools and confidence they need to effect real change. Readers will learn how to:

  • Research ideas
  • Build a strong and passionate team
  • Create a business plan
  • Enlist a savvy adult
  • Plan events Work with the media
  • And more!

Plus, profiles of youth-led social organizations show readers that it's never too early to become a changemaker.

Published: September 16, 2014
Foreword by: Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka

ISBN: 9781582704654
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781582704647
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches