Since 1950, Junior Achievement of San Diego County has provided life-changing programs to more than 854,000 youth—in the classroom and after school—to foster an understanding of how the “real world” works. To ensure youth are prepared for their future, JA teaches them how to get a job, start a business and how to manage money.
Founder, Pencils of Promise
Pencils of Promise a for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships; raised $1.5 million to educate students in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos at their 2016 PoP Gala.
Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson
Founders, WACO Theater Center (Los Angeles)
The WACO Theater Center is dedicated to the empowerment of artists within a diversified pool of LA communities. It's founders mission is to create a space Where Art Can Occur. WACO Theater Center, where artists and non-artists alike will be taught to develop their true purpose and awaken their own individual power source which fuels their art.
HuffPost founder/CEO and founder of Thrive Global
Thrive Global’s mission is to change the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is a necessary price for success. By reducing stress and exhaustion, we can improve people’s health and increase productivity for both companies and individuals around the world.
Founded in 2010, The BGE Network inspires the world by bringing awareness to those that make a difference. With the belief that everyone has a story, the network's mission is to empower others by sharing great stories of change through digital media broadcasting and the power of social media.