Shelene's TEDxChapmanU talk is enlightening and emotional. She sheds light on the fact that many of us are "so busy trying to keep up our standard of living that we're not [really] living," and shares the journey she's chosen to help those in need all across the world. She challenges the audience's way of thinking about icons, geniuses, and mavericks, and believes that icons can even be found right next door.Shelene Bryan founded Skip1.org, a non-profit organization that is changing the way people think about giving. She is breaking down the bias that charities can't deliver 100% pass-thru by delivering every dollar straight through to those in need. Shelene has also uncovered an unusual opportunity in third world countries to build kitchens that turn basic schools into much needed full-service orphanages. With as little as $20,000 U.S. dollars, kitchens are being built in the Dominican Republic, Peru and Africa, offering local communities a sustainable environment for feeding and sheltering homeless children. Skip1.org is founded on the belief that charitable giving isn't just for wealthy donors, it's for the average American who can help change the world just by skipping one small thing, and donating the money instead.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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