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Tuesday, March 11 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Kids Are All Right: Youth Activists Online

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From social media to smart phones, activists across the country have a growing number of tools to advance their causes. NationSwell, a new media company focused on American renewal, has teamed up with Ronnie Cho, formerly associate director of the White House Office for Public Engagement, for a discussion on the ways technology has inspired and empowered youth activists. Cho will interview Charles Orgbon, founder of Greening Forward, and Simone Bernstein, cofounder of VolunteenNation, about their use of technology to solve national challenges. The panel will explore how the internet empowers young people to transform their personal ideas into national impact. And Greg Behrman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of NationSwell, will address how the successes of these students might be replicated.

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Greg Behrman

Founder, CEO, Editor-in-ChiefNationSwellGreg Behrman is Founder, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of NationSwell (www.nationswell.com), a digital media company focused on high-quality stories about the people who are renewing America. He is also the Founder & Director of The CT Heroes Project... Read More →
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Simone Berstein

FounderVolunTEEN NationSimone Bernstein and her brother launched VolunTEEN Nation, a national youth-led non-profit organization. With more than 7,500 volunteer opportunities on VolunTEEN Nation, more than 35,500 youth have found volunteer opportunities through the site and service... Read More →
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Ronnie Cho

White House Liaison to Young AmericansThe White HouseRonnie Cho is the former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement where he served as President Obama's liaison to Young Americans. Prior to joining the White House, he was an editor at the Newsweek Daily... Read More →
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Charles Orgbon

Founder & CEOGreening ForwardAfter noticing his school's littering problem as a 12-year-old 5th grader, Charles Orgbon III began leading school-based community beautification projects. He quickly realized that the environment movement was not adequately supporting young environmental... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 10AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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