Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Teaching Ways to Change the World

American Express has just launched their Member's Project, which asks American Express cardmembers to come up with ideas for making the world a better place. American Express' advisory panel will narrow the ideas down to 50 on July 3rd. From this pool of 50, American Express and its cardmembers will choose a winning idea on August 7th. For each cardmember that registers on the website, membersproject.com, American Express will donate $1 towards the winning idea up to $5 million dollars. The project should be innovative, achievable, and have a broad, positive impact.

Here at Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties, I of course have plenty of ideas, and I have come up with a member's project called "Teaching Ways to Change the World." If you like my idea and are an American Express cardmember, please click on this link membersproject.com and rate my idea. You can also find my project by searching for ID#05186 on The Members Project Website.

The more five-star ratings this project receives, the higher the likelihood that it will be chosen as one of the top 50. Please consider telling your friends about "Teaching Ways to Change the World" too - this is an easy way for us all to make a positive impact today!

Those of you who are not American Express cardmembers can read about the project below.

The goal of this project is to empower the next generation of leaders by giving them the tools they need to first find the causes they are passionate about, and then to enable them to connect with organizations and individuals already making a difference in those fields. Teaching Ways to Change the World will offer tangible resources to 15-30 year olds who wish to be active in shaping the world in which they live, but may lack the guidance to easily do so. Ways to Change the World will present multimedia workshops about such topics as poverty, world hunger, health care, and the environment and will be offered at high schools, universities, and businesses. The workshops will be dynamic exchanges of ideas that will explore social, environmental, and political issues as well as possible solutions to those issues. The students will leave the workshops with innovative suggestions and strategies, which they can use immediately to begin implementing programs in their communities and beyond.

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