Often times, change starts from an improbable idea.

Youngchange-Bestchange was started when a teenager realized that he could be doing more, that there was more to the world than the small town in which he lives in or the friends he sees in the hallway every day.  The biggest problems of this age will not solve themselves, and there's no reason to wait until it's too late to start fixing them.  The YCBC team recognizes this, and each member has worked hard to address these issues through both their actions and their words.  All under 20, we're showing the world that age is just a number when it comes to social activism.


Meet the Founder

Sam Gorman

“LISTEN TO THE WISDOM OF THIS YOUNG PERSON.”
— NIKHIL GOYAL, AUTHOR OF “SCHOOLS ON TRIAL: HOW FREEDOM AND CREATIVITY CAN FIX OUR EDUCATIONAL MALPRACTICE”

Sam Gorman is in high school, but he doesn’t see his age as a limitation. Resolute in the belief that all young adults have the power to make a difference in their communities, he hopes to inspire others towards social change. Sam currently takes an active role in promoting social issues at his high school while balancing the demands of school. He was selected to receive the 2015 EF Global Citizen Scholarship and spoke at their Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland this summer in front of 1,500 people. Having recently served as the student mayor for his city, he hopes to use what he's learned to help spread political awareness. He just wants to make a difference in people’s lives. Feel free to contact him at the contact portion of the site and he would be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.


MEET THE Global action TEAM

Alvin Kim

Alvin Kim, a high school junior, considers himself to be a practical dreamer. Despite balancing rigorous courses, managing multiple campus leadership positions, and committing himself to varsity level sports, Alvin strives to aid his community by interning at city hall and cooking for homeless families.  He is a strong believer in a "self made man"; he enjoys working from the bottom of the ladder, but always aims to reach the pinnacle. He is open minded and focuses his persistence towards the attainment of a set goal. Alvin is also an avid reader and likes to take online courses on a wide array of subjects in his free time.  Alvin's ultimate goal is to make an impact in our society by exhausting every resource to make a contribution and taking every advantage of what is offered to him.

Contributors

Julia Schemmer

Julia Schemmer is a freshman student at the University of California, Riverside as a double major in Political Science and Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies. When she's not studying for a test or participating in clubs such as Mock Trial, Julia contributes to over thirty outlets, including the Huffington Post, CNN, Buzzfeed, and USA Today College. A seasoned red carpet reporter, Julia aspires to use entertainment as a hook to connect people with global issues. When she's older, she aspires to become an international human rights lawyer, foreign correspondent and diplomat working to end genocide in the Middle East. 

Evan Mehta

Evan Mehta is a current senior at Burbank High School. As a political pundit, he has served as the president of the National Student Leadership Conference in Washington D.C and the editor of American University's summer newspaper, met with various political dignitaries on youth activism and enfranchisement, and functioned as intern for Congressman Adam Schiff’s (D-28) district office. Evan is also a nationally recognized jazz pianist and composer, having been accepted to the GRAMMY Foundation’s international summer program, the Stanford Jazz Institute, and the Colburn School of Music. He hopes to encourage his peers to enfranchise themselves within their local and national spheres through activism and resourcefulness by provoking meaningful change in their communities.









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