Raising Entrepreneurs Podcast (in partnership with Your Kids)

How A Teen is Getting Books into the Hands of Kids Who Need Them (Series 1 of 4)

Reposted from: https://raisingentrepreneurspodcast.com/ep75-how-a-teen-is-getting-books-into-the-hands-of-kids-who-need-them/

Megan Warren is a 15-year-old young change-maker.  In this episode, Meagan and her mother Shannon share Meagan’s journey into changemaking.  When Meagan was 11, she noticed that there were a lot of kids who did not have access to books, not even at their schools.  She discovered that “book deserts” communities where those living there have fewer than 10 books in their home, exist all over. She sought to change that and launched Books for Bedtime an organization that has donated more than 83,000 books to kids.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How she came to discover book deserts

  • How her mother helped her pressed through a disappointing event

  • Why in change-making it’s important that the child is leads and not the parent

  • Why it’s important to let kids become aware of the world’s problems


How a Young Changemaker is Changing Lives in Kenya through Dance (Series 2 of 4)


When Sophia Andrews was 14 years old, she took a mission trip to Kenya and fell in love with the country and the people. That first visit lit a spark in Sophia so much so that she has made it her life’s mission to improve the lives of kids in Kenya using the expression of dance. In this episode, Sophia and her mother Pam share her journey of becoming a changemaker.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The spark that ignited her passion for orphans in Kenya

  • How her parents released fear and allowed her to travel alone across the world to serve

  • The plans she has to expand her work in Kenya


Sophia shared a few books that have inspired her changemaking:


A 16 Year-Old Changemaker Shares How Young People Can Begin Creating Change Now (Series 3 of 4)

Reposted from: https://raisingentrepreneurspodcast.com/ep77-a-16-year-old-changemaker-shares-how-young-people-can-begin-creating-change-now/

Mahika Halepete is a 16 year old changemaker. She started Ayana International, an organization to empower youth in developing countries to create sustainable solutions for their community. In this episode, Mahika and her mother Deepali share her journey and discuss why young people all over the world that they don’t have to wait until they are adults to start bringing change to their communities.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The spark that ignited her to launch Ayana International

  • How her mother’s life was impacted by a visit to Rwanda

  • The most important thing to becoming a changemaker


Mahika shared a few books that have inspired her changemaking:


How Parents Can Plan the Seeds of Entrepreneurship and Changemaking (Series 4 of 4)

Reposted from: https://raisingentrepreneurspodcast.com/ep78-how-parents-can-plan-the-seeds-of-entrepreneurship-and-changemaking/

Sixty percent of tomorrows jobs do not exist today. Social problems are outnumbering the solutions. In a world where change is the only constant – children need to practice changemaking and families play a crucial role in making this happen. In this episode 4, Vipin Thekk of Ashoka offers strategies of what parents can do to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship and changemaking.

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