SHS invites you to engage in our world, and this resource has been built to give you the tools and resources to best support you on this path.
The Harvard Democratic Knowledge Project developed 10 Questions for Young Changemakers with questions to help formulate and execute a plan to make change in our community and world.
The the infographic to the right, includes the 10 questions with descriptions.
To take your first step, you must examine yourself and how your experiences can influence your actions.
Knowing why you are passionate about an issue may help you find a path to follow. Even if you do not want to share your story with others, examining it yourself can be powerful.
Then do your research. Look at the issue more closely and how it affects people outside of yourself.
Connect with others (Questions 4, 5, 6, and 7)
Connections with others, whether in person or virtually is when real change often begins to happen, but it is also incredibly important to be cognizant of the downsides and sometimes danger of crowds.
Connections with others can give you insight into how others have approached the problem, but it can also amplify your voice if you have more allies. Your impact expands, the more you are able to make connections with other people.
Take action (Questions 8, 9, and 10)
Do you want to share your voice or influence others? How can your voice influence others?
Find your path through advocacy, volunteering, engaging in the political system, or your own way of being the change you want to see in the world.