Kids Creating Change: The Archimedes Alliance
When you consider the usual priorities of most thirteen year old boys, saving the world and creating positive change in other peoples’ lives isn’t likely to land at the top of the list. But for one kid, Julien Leitner, changing the world IS his number one mission in life.
Julien started The Archimedes Alliance – a non-profit dedicated to creating change and getting the people around him involved in a way that’s easy (and affordable). Julien’s philosophy behind the project is inspired by Archimedes who said:
“Give me a lever and a place to stand and I can move the world.“
Julien says this of his project:
One year ago, I decided that I wanted to change the world. I didn’t know how, or what it would take, but I knew that it was something I had to do. Now, a year later, I am six months away from achieving that goal. However, I cannot do this without your help.
Most philanthropists are extremely wealthy. However, not all of us have $2,000,000 lying around to donate to charity. The Archimedes Alliance allows almost anyone to become a philanthropist. How? Simple math. If 1,000,000 people donate two dollars each, that’s the most universally affordable two million dollars for charity ever.
To date Julien, who has been a featured speaker at TEDx events, has raised $43,953 and his movement is growing strong. Each round of funding successfully raised goes to one of the charities the Alliance seeks to support
Julien wants to use his two dollars, your two dollars, and my two dollars to feed the 17 million hungry children in America, provide healthcare and clean drinking water to the billions of people who live in areas of the world that don’t have access to such a basic human need, to teach sustainable skills to those who otherwise would have none. Julien wants to make the world a better place for as many people as possible. And at two dollars a donation, the return on investment Julien provides those who choose to help is invaluable.
In this appeal video from the Alliance website Julien asks, “What does it cost to change the world?” His answer? “Two bucks…”
Seems he’s onto something.
Learn more and add your own two bucks to Julien’s cause at The Archimedes Alliance website