22 May '11, 12am

Student-Run Org Leverages The Power Of Social Media For Social Good

Student-Run Org Leverages The Power Of Social Media For Social Good

, a time when most teens focus on part-time jobs or spending time at the pool. But for one California high-school student, it's a time to start changing the world. Seventeen year-old Priyanka Jain is the founder of iCAREweCARE , the world's first student-run social network for social good. "I began to notice how many students care about global issues but don't know what to do about it. I realized our generation has never had a platform where we can find opportunities to act locally with our friends, as well as engage in a global conversation about these problems," said Jain. Designed for high school and college students, iCAREweCARE is a non-profit that encourages young people to choose what global issues they are passionate about and allows them to see what their friends CARE about. Students are provided with organizations in their local community that address the causes ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/trailblazers/blog/student-run...

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