We hear the axiom all the time:
Be the change you want to see in the world.
It’s a lofty goal, oft-seen on coffee mugs, and a misquote of Gandhi to boot.
Much less frequently do we hear about a bigger and more difficult challenge: creating the change we wish to see.
One such organization has decided not to shy away from this greater mission, but instead challenge those in its community to take up the cause.
Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, or YLAI, is a program of the U.S. State Department, and empowers its community to take the matter of creating a better world into their own hands.
Cameo Cheung, a program analyst with YLAI, took some time to give me the scoop about what YLAI is all about, and how their free resources can support community changemakers all throughout the Americas and beyond.
Let's change the world.
Who wrote this?
Gina Edwards, Impact Explorer founder and lover of all pun jokes, making a positive change in the world, Stephen Colbert, Jif Peanut Butter, and staying inside on rainy days. Order may vary.