Everyone a Changemaker: Social Entrepreneurship's Ultimate Goal
Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
Innovations, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 80-96, Winter 2006
The millennium when only a tiny elite could cause change is coming to an end. A generation hence, probably 20 to 30 percent of the world's people, and later 50 to 70 percent, not just today's few percent, will be changemakers and entrepreneurs. That world will be fundamentally different and far safer, happier, more equal, and more successful place. To get there, we must end the infantalization of young people. They and the rest of us must enable all young people to be fully creative, initiatory, and powerful changemakers. We must also build the wisest possible financial and other institutions so that, as these young people become adults, the new citizen sector will draw them fully into an "everyone a changemaker" world.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: social entrepreneurship, empowerment, Ashoka, youth, social change, institution buildingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 18, 2007
© 2013 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
This page was processed by apollo5 in 0.593 seconds