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Change the World, Change Your Life
Discover Your Life Purpose Through Service
Angela Perkey
ISBN: 9781573244633
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel
6 x 9
218 pages
March 1, 2010


18,000 children die of hunger every day. By 2030, there will be no glaciers left in Glacier National Park. 47 million Americans do not have health insurance. From job loss and foreclosures to global warming and poverty, itís hard not to feel powerless in the face of such depressing news. Yet, many young people today are more eager than ever to get involved, to do something to improve the world. They crave meaningful lives that are worth remembering.

Change the World, Change Your Life shows young people how to get involved and effectively address the problems they care most about, from their own backyard to the world stage. It provides a kind of blueprint for being of service and includes several pages of links to practical resources for starting a non-profit or other service agency.

Laced with stories of individuals who have found ways to give, large and small, Change the World, Change Your Life is exactly the right inspiration for these times--as young people face a difficult employment horizon and are looking for meaningful ways to be of service in the world.

Angela Perkey is the founder of Students Serve, a national nonprofit that awards service grants to college students. Students Serve has been mentioned or featured in several publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and USA Today. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Angela lives in the Washington, D.C. area. (Photo Credit: Bart Perkey)
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