Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Link Between Innovation, Youth and Social Entrepreneurs

On Monday, November 16th, 2009 thousands of thought-leaders from top universities, non-profit organizations, corporations and social businesses engaged youth in various activities for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Joining the celebration, KooDooZ was invited into a NFTE classroom to engage high school students in the principles of social entrepreneurship and social intrapreneurship.

The KooDooZ team engaged students from Soledad Enrichment Action Girls Academy with case study examples of how social intra/entrepreneurs have executed their good work – both from within the existing framework of an organization, as well as on their own laurels. Students also heard firsthand from field innovators who are tirelessly instituting change around United Nations Millennium Development Goals such as:

  • Millennial Development Goal #1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
    Mark Horvath, founder of InvisiblePeople.TV, who will put a magnifying glass on U.S. homelessness and the advocacy tools he is using to encourage public and corporate support

  • Millennial Development Goal #2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
    Scott Fifer, founder of GO Campaign, who will share his experiences of working with grassroots organizations to provide access to education and help vulnerable children worldwide

  • Millennial Development Goal #6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
    Nedra Weinreich, president and founder of Weinreich Communications, who will reveal which innovative social marketing stratagems have effectively been implemented in the health sector to advocate awareness and behavioral change around disease prevention

  • Millennial Development Goal #7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
    Alexandra Teklak, creator of Aquamantra, who will share her experiences about the new rules of business sustainability and why she decided to create an energy enhanced natural spring water bottle in the world’s first 100% biodegradable, recyclable and compostable container

Young activists have long been the vehicle for change in this country. KooDooZ believes KDZ will define the next generation of social entrepreneurs. By unleashing their creativity and ingenuity, they will naturally become agents of change on the path of empowerment and innovation.

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