Social Good Summit LIVE

In honor of Social Good Day this week, I wanted to spotlight Mashable, 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation for kicking off their 2nd annual Social Good Summit!

Conveniently held during UN Week and intersecting with Social Good Day, the summit brings together new media and social good ideas that ripple out to innovative solutions.

Didn’t get a ticket? Don’t worry, the discussions are being held via LiveStream so you can connect and engage through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversation and check out Asi Burak, Pete Cashmore, Monique Coleman, Scott Harrison, Nancy Lublin and the world changing ideas they are putting in action.

 

Adobe Youth Voices & Peapod Foundation

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Adobe foundation, with the help from “The Black Eyed Peas” and their Peapod Foundation have launched a total of five academies to date that focus on multimedia tools to help youth make a difference!

By providing breakthrough learning experiences for young people, adobe youth voices philosophy is to: “capitalizes on young people’s innate optimism and sense of justice, helping encourage youth to be creative, articulate contributors to their communities.”

You can also download lesson plans for your classroom!

So, what do you say… go get empowered. And tell us what inspires you in the comments below!

Friends For Change

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One of the best things about social good, is that most everyone wants to participate. From classrooms to corporations, the social good trend is on the rise. One corporation taking a leadership role in engaging youth in social change is Disney.

Disney Channel has used some of their best attributes in online and broadcast media to help engage youth to impact change for the future with their Friends for Change online presence.

Utilizing web video, games, and some of today’s best youth talent, Friends for Change engages youth on a variety of interactive levels to motivate a call to action in the new generation of change-makers.

Way to go Disney!

First Educate Yourself

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Becoming a change-maker of the future doesn’t happen overnight, and in many cases can seem overwhelming, especially for youth who don’t come equipped with deep pockets.

In most cases youth don’t even know where to begin. If you do…first comes the idea, it can prove to be a great one in theory, but putting that idea into action can become quite a beast. Baby steps are important, and education, research, and experience can be the first of many to help set you on your path of social change.

Onedreem.org has just this premise that I’m talking about. They understand that to become a change-maker of the future you must first educate yourself on the issues affecting the world today, and decide which route you want to take to provide impact for those issues.

One Dreem is about education. By giving young people the resources to take action, they can become the leaders of tomorrow and take on the issues that matter most. The more you know, the more you can take on!

One Dreem is about empowerment. Youth have the desire, determination, and energy to change the world around them. Events, conferences, and workshops are great starting points to provide youth with opportunities to really make a difference.

One Dreem is about the experience. Our charitable events and fundraising activities encourage youth to jump in and get involved to help solve issues around them – both on a local and global scale.

Our mandate is to educate youth to become socially active citizens by providing leadership training programs and workshops.

Through education, empowerment, and experience, Onedreem offers up all the information you need to get started.  Check them out at Ondreem.org for more information.