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The Power of Young People to Change the World

The Power of Young People to Change the World

Thursday at 3 PM Pacific

May 13th 2021: 0513: Empowering Communities, Changing Lives

How are young people empowering communities to lead their own way to permanently rise out of poverty? Join us on this week's show to learn how educators and students are taking action through Global Brigades – an international nonprofit that is working systematically in communities across the world to empower volunteers and under-resources communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to work together towards an equal world.

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Dr. Shital Vora

Dr. Shital Vora is Co-Founder and CEO of Global Brigades, the largest student-funded humanitarian organization in the world. In 2003, while an undergraduate at Marquette University, Dr. Vora established the non-profit’s very first medical brigade. Since then, 83,000-plus students from more than 450 universities and high schools have fundraised in excess of $100 million in aid and participated in Medical, Water, and Business Brigades. In the face of COVID-19, Global Brigades recently pivoted to virtual programming. Now, Zoom – instead of airplanes – whisks students to Ghana, Greece, Guatemala Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The program continues to bring hope to residents of resource-limited
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Zach Roberts

Graduate Student, International Business The University of Florida President, Global Brigades Business Chapter Zach Roberts is a fifth year graduate student studying International Business with a certificate in Sustainable Development. Involved in Global Business Brigades for the past two years, Zach has participating in one in-person Business Brigade and two TeleBrigades, all in Panama. He also served as President of the University of Florida’s Global Business Brigades chapter for the past school year. On campus, he is also involved in the University of Florida’s Band program and plays on Florida’s Ultimate Frisbee Club team. He plans to stay involvement with Global Business Brigades up un
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Edgar Omar Arteaga

Student, Dana High School Medical TeleSquads Edgar Omar Arteaga is a student at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, CA. As a first generation American, he has been tasked with navigating the education system on his own. However, his resilience and character have allowed him to distinguish himself among the top students in his junior class. As vice president of both his school's Interact Club and his local city's Youth Advisory Board, Edgar spends many of his weekends serving the elderly in his community, as well as underserved children. Growing up in a low-income household has provided Edgar firsthand experience with the disparities in the American healthcare system. After seeing his neigh
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Elle Burnight

Student at Dana Hill High School Medical TeleSquad Sixteen-year-old Elle Burnight is a junior at Dana Hills High school in Dana Point, CA. One of her first sentences was "That's not fair." She wasn't pointing out unfairness as it related to her, but what she saw as unfair to other kids -- kids who didn't have lunches, kids who were sick, kids who were left out because of their physical or intellectual differences. Happily, Elle is a high schooler taking action. Her aim is to increase health equity and inclusion. Through Dana Hills High School's Health and Medical Occupations program, Elle is active with Global Brigades where she participates in Medical TeleSquads. Elle's reach not only exten
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