Watch Maria and Nicole's full interview at www.GenerationYoungLeaders.com. While working full time they followed their vision and created the successful philanthropic organization, Team Charity. They were both 24 years old. What started in a company development class (Fundamentals of Fundraising) became a reality. Nicole had an ?ah-ha moment? and couldn't wait to share it with Maria, her friend and colleague. Instantly, Maria was inspired by the thought of creating an org that would "act as a middleman, making it easy for busy young professions to volunteer and give back. Part of the goal was to overcome the bad wrap that Gen Y had of not giving of their time or energy to service. Maria comments that "Gen Y didn't feel like they were really needed or targeted to get out there and volunteer or give money." As translators they were going to make the call to service clear. "If we advertise correctly to Young Professionals they will give more."- Maria
A Community Driven Leadership Movement in which we are redefining the word "Leader" and inspiring young people to Action. There is no set path for us as there was for past generations...people are going to look back and say something about us...we have the opportunity to write that script right now...we have the opportunity in our little world to make changes that will make great impacts on a grander scale. We want to shed light on that and encourage young people to go after that fully.