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Saatchi & Saatchi
Jonah Edelman
President, Stand for Children
 

At SWF:

  • Friday, October 30th, 11:00AM - 12:15PM, The Impact of Youth on Strategic Social Change

Biography:

Jonah Edelman is a recent graduate of Yale and has earned a PhD at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. He is now the President of Stand for Children, which aims to identify, train, and connect local children's activists engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising, and service initiatives on an ongoing basis as well as organising a national day of commitment to children in the US.

While at Yale he founded a mentorship program as well as running a pregnancy prevention bureau. Before attending Oxford, Edelman founded the Leadership Education and Athletics Partnership, which matches local college and high school students with young public housing residents. Jonah Edelman is the son of Marian Wright Edelman, the President of the Children's Defense Fund.

Links:

Stand for Children/
Jonah Edelman
Leadership Education and Athletics Partnership

Notable Quote "The Taleban is using culture and religion to keep women down."
   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
Actions which make a difference... COEXISTENCE AND COMMUNITY: More than 50 young people from nearly as many countries are taking part as full participants in this year's SWF.
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