Change Makers


"The key is to be positive and do positive things ... It’s hard at the beginning, but if you have people trying to help you and show you tools … then it’s worth a try and you won’t regret it."

Change Makers


"Don’t give up to the streets. Don’t give up to drugs. Go to school and do good and everything else will come to you. Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you."

Change Makers


"I understand how substance abuse can change a person and change really who they are… There are always people that you can talk to and there are always people that can help you."

Change Makers


"It is foolish to believe that success can be achieved alone."

Change Makers


"If you know your passion and follow your dreams, you will make a positive difference in the world."

  • JR
  • Carlos
  • Katie
  • Justin
  • Noah

  • Opportunities
  • Tools for success
  • Support

Get informed, build your skills, and become a more effective change maker!

Get connected to internships, speaking engagements, conferences, and other opportunities!

  • Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for young people of all backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups.

  • Getting an internship is the next step on your path to having the career you want. Access available internships in the federal government, tips on how to get an internship and how to make the most of it, and recommendations on what skills you need to be a competitive candidate. 

  • Gain hands-on experience working in the medical field to help veterans by participating in the VA Student Volunteer Program.

  • What happened when President Obama invited students to submit short films about giving back? Watch the 15 final selections for the 2015 White House Film Festival. Young Change Makers like you created each film.

  • Youthbuild provides an alternative education pathway that encourages youth to obtain a high school diploma or GED, while advancing toward employment while developing leadership skills and serving the community.

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