One World, One Future

Ashley Nevison

As a 15yr old social entrepreneur and the owner and founder of my own 501(c)3; I enjoy interviewing changemakers around the world to give them an opportunity to highlight what they are doing to make the world a little better than the way they found it. If you like to make a difference in your community and would like to be featured, please connect with me.

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Shreyaa and Esha Venkat - Giving Tuesday Project
Nov 8 2022
Shreyaa and Esha Venkat - Giving Tuesday Project
Join Shreyaa and Esha Venkat in todays GivingTuesday Project. Check out all that these two amazing volunteering powerhouses have planned for this years GivingTuesday. ***Website: Venkat (20) and Esha Venkat (17) are the founders of NEST4US, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed as a philanthropic platform built upon kindness, generosity, and social good. They address over 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a plethora of societal issues including global hunger, climate change, quality education, poverty, sustainability, equity, and more. As award-winning nonprofit leaders, international speakers, humanitarians, global changemakers, and Gen-Z activists, they engage people of all demographics in nondiscriminatory grassroots movements. Through 5 core programs, their team of 5,000+ volunteers have contributed over 2.1 million dollars in value of volunteer hours and impacted tens of thousands in 30 countries across 6 continents! As avid champions for human rights and community development, they have presented at hundreds of esteemed conferences, panels, andsummits on international platforms and featured on global mediums including the TODAY Show, Forbes, GMA, NewYork Times, Variety, Thrive Global, Lifetime TV, People Magazine, Channel Kindness, Reader’s Digest, NBC News, Daily Mail, WUSA9, Global Heroes Magazine, etc. Their overall vision is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to create a more compassionate and inclusive world by instilling a passion for service in their communities through acts of kindness.
Shreyaa and Esha Venkat - Giving Tuesday Project
Nov 8 2022
Shreyaa and Esha Venkat - Giving Tuesday Project
Join Shreyaa and Esha Venkat in todays GivingTuesday Project. Check out all that these two amazing volunteering powerhouses have planned for this years GivingTuesday. ***Website: Venkat (20) and Esha Venkat (17) are the founders of NEST4US, a 501(c)3 non-profit formed as a philanthropic platform built upon kindness, generosity, and social good. They address over 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a plethora of societal issues including global hunger, climate change, quality education, poverty, sustainability, equity, and more. As award-winning nonprofit leaders, international speakers, humanitarians, global changemakers, and Gen-Z activists, they engage people of all demographics in nondiscriminatory grassroots movements. Through 5 core programs, their team of 5,000+ volunteers have contributed over 2.1 million dollars in value of volunteer hours and impacted tens of thousands in 30 countries across 6 continents! As avid champions for human rights and community development, they have presented at hundreds of esteemed conferences, panels, andsummits on international platforms and featured on global mediums including the TODAY Show, Forbes, GMA, NewYork Times, Variety, Thrive Global, Lifetime TV, People Magazine, Channel Kindness, Reader’s Digest, NBC News, Daily Mail, WUSA9, Global Heroes Magazine, etc. Their overall vision is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to create a more compassionate and inclusive world by instilling a passion for service in their communities through acts of kindness.
Samantha Vance - Giving Tuesday Project
Oct 18 2022
Samantha Vance - Giving Tuesday Project
For today's GivingTuesday Spark leader episode, Sammie Vance joins us and shares what her plans are for this years GivingTuesday.***Website: @sammiesbuddybenchprojectFacebook: Sammie’s Buddy Bench Project*** Samantha “Sammie” Vance is on a mission, to make the world a less lonely place starting with making sure all kids have a friend. She wants to spread kindness wherever she goes.She has gained worldwide attention through her project where she collected plastic caps and lids and had them recycled into buddy benches for her school and all around the country. It has impacted and inspired many from kids to adults.Sammie received a Certificate of Excellence from her cities Mayor, been a guest on the Today Show with Kathie Lee, Nightly News with Lester Holt, covered by Martha Stewart Living, USA Today to name a few.  She has over 40 million views on numerous videos done on her, including one of them tweeted about by Reese Witherspoon.  She has partnered with Walgreens and UPS who wanted to help her continue to spread kindness. She has won multiple International Awards including and an award named for her. Most recently she won the Diana Award, Gloria Barron Prize for Inspiring Young Heroes and Prudential Spirit of Community Award. She has been in magazine publications such as Bravery and Highlights and even in magazines in the UK and as far as Australia.  She wants to write books to inspire others to be kind and make a difference. Her debut book “Inspire the World: A Kid’s Journey to Making a Difference” will be released August 24, 2021, by Clear Fork Publishing. Sammie lives in Indiana and is in Middle School. Her favorite subject is math, and she loves pizza, DIY crafts, writing poems, and meeting new people. She loves receiving mail from all over the country and the world. She is a Giving Tuesday Sparks Leader and involved in various groups to support and inspire youth. She has recently co created a group called World Changers geared at young women to encourage them that they can make a difference no matter their age. Sammie does a weekly podcast called Sammie Smiles where she interviews people from all walks of life. It is geared towards leaving her listeners and guests inspired and with a smile.
Khloe Thompson - Giving Tuesday Project
Oct 4 2022
Khloe Thompson - Giving Tuesday Project
Today Khloe Thompson joins us to share what her plans are for Giving Tuesday 2022. Learn about how she plans to make a difference with the support from her community for communities around the world. ***Instagram: is a 15-year-old international philanthropist. She recognized a commonchallenge faced by youth was connecting their passion with a sustainable purpose. Atthe age of 8 she started her own global non-profit organization called Khloe Kares,which helps young people discover and realize their passions, she supports womenexperiencing homelessness and installs water pumps and bathroom facilities in Ghanain schools that don’t have access to clean water. The Khloe Kares LeadershipWorkshop trains youth in leadership, business planning, and public speakingskills. Khloe’s mission is to show students how to both set goals and achieve them.She’s traveled all over the country telling her story of how philanthropy has changed herlife.Khloe Kares also partners with companies, churches and other organizationsthroughout Southern California and the United States to co-host “Kare Bag Day”, andother philanthropic activities. From distributing supplies to homeless communities toengaging youth in service, Khloe makes it all happen along side amazing collaborators.Khloe is started the youth chapter for the global organization Giving Tuesday “GivingTuesday Spark”, giving a global and international platform to amplify communityactivism. She was the first youth to obtain the Points of Light George H Bush Award forher humanitarian work in the community. She is also a youth leader in the Points ofLight Student Council where she leads with other youth around the world.On a global scale, Khloe collaborates with well-known advocate Dawn Sutherlandto host a weeklong seminar in Ghana to empower and encourage young women to beleaders in business. Now, she returns every year to install water pumps and bathroomfacilities and host leadership workshops with thousands of kids, encouraging them andcelebrating them. Khloe has also installed multiple water pumps and bathroom facilitiesin schools there that lack access to clean water.Currently, Khloe continues to impact the world by developing life changing contentthat she plans to distribute to the world. Khloe has a desire to impact and create in allareas of life. She designed her first line of clothing inspired by Ghanian art and textilesat age 11 for LA Fashion week. Khloe is not only a philanthropic ambassador she is ascholar student being in the Junior Honor Society since the 7th grade. She’s written andpublished two children’s books entitled “Marisol’s Helping Hand” and “The Girl whoBecame the Change”. She hosts leadership workshops that help youth identify theirpassions, business planning and teaches public speaking. At a young age Khloe hasproves that she never lets her age determine her impact.
Ethan Hill - GivingTuesday Project
Sep 20 2022
Ethan Hill - GivingTuesday Project
Starting off the Giving Tuesday Spark Mini Series, today Ethan Hill joins us to share what his project is for the 2022 GivingTuesday Season. ***Website:  Instagram: David Hill was born in August of 2010 to David Jr. and Ebony Hill. He is the awesome big brother to his little brother, Skyler Hill.He is a 7th grade student at The Altamont School. He has obtained numerous academic honors. He participates in concert and jazz bands playing the trumpet. When he is not in school, Ethan is a competitive golfer in the PGAjr and US Kids leagues. Additionally, Ethan also serves on the media ministry at Revelation Church Ministries where he primarily operates and trains others on lighting and visuals.Ethan is a firm believer that if you see a problem, you find a way to fix it. To that resolve, in the winter of 2016, Ethan took notice of a homeless gentleman on his way to school and wanted to know how he could personally assist him. He took his Christmas money that year and purchased survival supplies for the homeless gentleman and other homeless individuals in the area. His passion for assisting those who are less fortunate and without basic necessities sparked him to form his nonprofit organization, Ethan’s Heart Bags4Blessings. Ethan’s Heart provides services to address the immediate needs of the homeless and those at-risk of homelessness to deescalate the severity of malnutrition, ill-health, and death, while connecting them to services which lead to stable housing and helping to prepare them for independence.Since 2016, Ethan has distributed over 2,800 care packages and sleeping bags. He has also provided other aid for those in need and partners with other agencies in the community to bridge services and to partner on several initiatives. He has been seen on Nickelodeon, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured in international and local news features. Ethan can also been heard on several podcast and radio shows. He has articles in Time Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, The Outdoor Magazine, The Reckon South Newsletter, and other printed mediums.In 2021, Ethan had the wonderful opportunity to be selected as a 2021 Time Kid of the Year Top 20 Finalist, 2021 Minority Business Award Winner for Academic Leader, United Way Hands on Ignite Award Winner, City of Birmingham District 1 Super Citizen Award Recipient, and as earned several other honors.Ethan believes that his calling from God is to be a servant leader for those in need.
Bethany Moultry - Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless
Apr 5 2022
Bethany Moultry - Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless
This week we hear from Bethany who is very passionate about her organization, Bethany’s Happy Bags for the Homeless. Learn all about what she does and they ways she is helping her community! ***Amazon wishlist:  Instagram: cares deeply about her community and the environment. At the age of 5 she saw a homeless man holding up a sign. As she sat crying in her mom's car, she asked if she could break open her piggy bank and give him all of her money. Together they came up with a plan and Bethany's Happy Bags was born. What originally started with quart sized bags of snacks quickly turned into gallon sized bags packed with food and personal hygiene items. Today Bethany's bags include a drink, pack of wipes, mask, beef stick, tuna or chicken pack, fruit cup, crackers, Bombas socks, a homemade first aid kit and many other items. Most of the bags are being packed by the students at The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism which is a local school for students on the Autism spectrum. Packing bags helps teach them valuable skills such as working with others, communication, inventory and paying attention to detail. These are skills they will be able to utilize in their daily lives and at future jobs. The Happy Bags are distributed through the Savannah Police Department as well as several other local agencies and organizations. To date she has given out over 3,000 bags!She also stays active in her community by helping out monthly at a local food pantry, packing boxes of food at America's Second Harvest and picking up litter in her city.
Arsh Pal - Art By Arsh
Mar 4 2022
Arsh Pal - Art By Arsh
Enjoy today's episode with Arsh Pal. He is only 12 years old by his art work is amazing and so beautiful! Check out this episode to learn some art tricks and all about what he does!***Instagram: Art By Arsh***Arsh Pal- 12 years oldI Love nature, Animals, and along with travelling & playing I also love to read. I started my journey when I was 8 years old. I love making artwork using Acrylic paint, resin, mix media, and pencil sketch. I also like to recycle old paintings by refurbishing them. After making a couple paintings for friends/family, I decided to sell my artwork and support kids who are suffering from cancer. So, I started displaying my art at school, library, and other places. With the love and support of friends, family, and community I started collecting funds and made my first donation of $1000 to St Jude Children's Hospital. I also teach painting to kids/adults, and volunteer at nursing homes by teaching residents painting for their recreation. So far, I have raised & donated $15000 to St Jude Research Hospital, Easterseals Central Illinois & other charities like Make-a-Wish, Compass to Care. I have been nominated in one of the top ten Movers, Shakers and Newsmakers from the Dubuque area chamber of commerce. My art has been displayed at many Art galleries, libraries, and schools. I have been featured artists of the month in art galleries. He is a member of "Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation," an art Advisor for the Kid Board of "Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents." He also volunteers in Nursing home to teach the residents paintings for their recreation. Giving Art lessons to Kids & Adult as well. Checkout more details of paintings on my Facebook page, youtube & Instagram at ArtbyArsh.Thank You for your Support.
Jenn Hartmann Luck - Raise Your Voices
Jan 21 2022
Jenn Hartmann Luck - Raise Your Voices
Enjoy todays SUPER SIZED with Jenn Hartmann Luck where she shares some pretty cool things! Today's eposide is a super special eposide because the single We Are So Beautiful  writtian by Jenn Hartmann Luck is now live! Since November 2021, the album Raise Your Voices  has been live, but now the single about our hosts book is now LIVE!! Make sure to listen to the entire eposide today and hear all the amazing things that are shared!***Bandcamp: Also available on all streaming services!Website: www.jennhartmannluck.com ***Jenn Hartmann Luck is a singer, songwriter, performer, arts educator, and an accomplished creator of new musical theatre. Notably, she is composer and co-lyricist of Gretel! The Musical, co-written with award-winning playwright Suzan Zeder, cellist Nora Karakousoglou, and story creator Jason Tremblay.  Gretel! premiered at Austin’s Paramount Theatre in 2019, was produced by First Stage Milwaukee in 2020, and is available for licensing through Dramatic Publishing. In addition, Jenn is also the composer and co-lyricist, along with Zeder, of the new musical The Battlefields of Clara Barton, currently in development with the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University. A concert performance of this new work was produced by Austin Playhouse in July 2021 and presented, Stateside at the Paramount. Luck and Zeder additionally received a Kennedy Center commission in 2020 for their short piece The New Next-door Neighbor. When she is not writing musical theatre, she is working closely with young people, teaching songwriting workshops, and writing lots and lots of songs. Most recently, she launched her new record label, Lucky Hart Records, with The Raise Your Voices Project! In November 2021 she released her first album in almost 15 years called: Raise Your Voices (Songs Celebrating the Kids Who Are Changing the World.) This album featured songs inspired by young people from across the country who aremaking the world a better place.Jenn most recently served as Director of Partnerships and Programming for Education at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, on the Board of the International Association for Performing Arts for Youth, and as a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Texas at Austin, where she remains an active educator. She holds a BA in Theatre from Arizona State University and an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin. ​Jenn’s credits also include her solo albums I Admit and Silly urban Girl, her one-woman show Not a Chorus Girl, singing the National Anthem for President Obama in 2014 and adapting children’s stories into songs with the Paramount Story Wranglers. Jenn lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and her children, Lucy & Wyatt.
Gabi Durso - The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program
Jan 16 2022
Gabi Durso - The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program
Celebrating the first episode of season 2, back on the podcast we have Gabi Durso who shares all things about her nonprofit, (The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program) and after she passed her crown (RIM International Role Model Princess) to her successer. Find all about her year's growth here!***Website:  Instagram: as a Royal International Miss, International titleholder was a dream come true.....the friendships and experiences are amazing.-Currently in 4th grade and playing softball on a travel team (CT Impact) and swimming for The Woodbridge Aquatic Club.-New adventure with the USA Ambassador system.  Was crowned USA Ambassador CT Jr. Pre-Teen in November.-Will head to Tampa in July to compete at nationals and am super excited about this opportunity.-Still working hard on The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program as President and founder.-Since she last spoke, The Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program hit some major bench marks and had some major successes:                        -Became a 501(c)(3)/non-profit in August of 2021                        -Recognized public charity in Connecticut                        -Traveled over 19,000 miles personally donating pjs                        -Donated over 1,117 pjs and counting and the value is over $9,000 in donations                        -The program has expanded out of Connecticut and has now serviced children in 18 different states                        -January 17th, 2022 is the 2nd Annual PJ Tour Day in the state of Connecticut and the program will be donating pjs to homeless shelters across the state.                       - Looking to expand Internationally and donate in all 50 states.
CJ Matthews - Blankies 4 My Buddies
Jan 14 2022
CJ Matthews - Blankies 4 My Buddies
Enjoy the last episode of season 1 with CJ Mattews as he shares what he does through his non profit. Dont forget to check out his other episode where he shared all things about his Giving Tuesday project! ***Website:  Facebook: "CJ" Matthews' inspirational story began when his family experienced a loss at five years old. His grief sparked an idea. CJ wanted to help other kids who might be dealing with similar feelings of sadness. The idea led to creating a charitable project called "Blankies 4 My Buddies," which has since grown into a globally recognized organization that brings small tokens of comfort, like cozy blankets, to children dealing with traumatic situations from chronic illnesses to homelessness.Now 14 years old, CJ has received numerous awards for his service, including being the 2019 YOU Awards International Community Service Honoree, aired on WSB-TV Atlanta, and named a Baskin Robbins Pint-Sized Hero July 2020 for his efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. CJ is a Giving Tuesday Sparks leader, a youth ambassador in the global generosity movement. And Then There Was One is his first children's book, but he is already a published author. His award-winning poem, "I Am Great," appeared in Inklings Book 2019 (Society of Young Inklings, Inc). He contributed an essay about social justice to In Their Own Words: Relevant Essays from Brilliant Young People In The Year 2020. CJ plans to write more books.CJ was born in Charleston, SC. His family moved to Atlanta when he was seven years old.