Jan 10, 2015 • 16M

#186: One Bead, One Person, One Dollar Can Make A Difference

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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December 18, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1xrEOpC. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. The consummate entrepreneur, Sara Wroblewski, is running the startup she launched in college out of her apartment. Unlike some entrepreneurs, Sara has a vision for her business that is a bit different than some. Her startup is a nonprofit that focuses on enhancing education both domestically and in East Africa. Sara describes her domestic program, “During the first three weeks of our program we teach leadership skills, halfway through we present students with a $1000 grant. We then spend the remainder of the program guiding students through the process of creating and pitching individual action plans indicating how they would want to spend this money to improve their own community. At the end of the program one action plan is chosen and that idea is set into motion using the grant money.” “We believe students should arrive at college, or any future career, already exposed to important leadership skills like public speaking and problem solving," she adds. She continues her work in East Africa largely through partnerships. Please consider whether a friend or colleague might benefit from this piece and, if so, share it.