May 26, 2011

Youth Movement

How does a 17-year old California student get write-ups in high profile business media outlets - including Forbes and Fast Company – within a mere week of launching her Web site? By creating the world’s first student-run non-profit social network for social good. (Great idea, even better PR smarts. Someone has a promising career in marketing if they want it.)

iCAREweCARE is dedicated to helping young people pick the global issues they are passionate about – including poverty, education, domestic violence, the environment and women’s rights - and then find organizations in their community that address these issues. The site also provides ways for high school and college students to reach out to their friends and families for charitable support and encourage them to join in activism action - by volunteering, for example.

The site is still in its infancy, but can already boast a team roster from several smarty-pants schools including Yale and MIT. Click
here if you care to learn more about iCAREweCARE.

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