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Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Agents of Change"

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to do an interview with the site KooDooZ. KooDooZ is a social networking site for kids that want to make a difference in their communities, countries, and event the world. It honestly is a great tool for when a young person just is starting out in wanting to make a difference. The site is a great tool, and one that I would highly recommend. The interview went great. Thank you for having me Brandi, Dani, and everyone else at KooDooZ!

During the interview, one of the phrases that was used was "agents of change". That really stood out to me, because I believe that if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot! A lot of people think that it takes so much work and effort to help out, but it really doesn't! I do spend a lot of time on Threads for Teens, but none of it is hard work, it is all fun. This post is going to highlight different resources on how to start your own project.

First of all, KooDooz is an excellent resource to get motivated and have fun. I would highly recommend that you join the site! Who knows, soon you might see a familiar face on there ;)!

DoSomething.org is another incredible website to network with other young philanthropists and learn many things about running a charity project. I have a project posting for Threads for Teens on DoSomething. By having a project posting, I am able to apply for a grants which is a great resource. There are not many grants out there for young people. DoSomething also has this incredible online "university" that teaches many things about running a charity project. The information is invaluable as it addresses topics like getting corporate donors, marketing, etc. These informational videos and articles are great because the information contained within them is not easily found on the internet. Click HERE to go to DoSomething University.

The book Generation Change by Zach Hunter is the book that helped to motivate me to start my own project. It has many different organizations profiled, with information on how to help those organizations or how to start a project similar to the ones profiled.


Allyson Ahlstrom

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