Turn Your World Around started out small - raising funds and awareness by baking cupcakes, selling crafts, and even recycling used soda cans - but our idea was big. With the passion of youth around the country - and the world - we have impacted thousands. Our HOPE program has increased access to education and other basic necessities around the world, built a dormitory in India, and facilitated cultural exchange programs. Connect-a-Kid has raised enough to purchase twenty laptops for children in the developing world. Shakti Girls has aided in the development of an arts-based empowerment program for the daughters of sex-trafficking victims, led workshops and distributed empowerment packs for women in Kolkata and New Delhi, and is currently developing a sustainable alternative-income generation program for women in integenerational prostitution. Finally, the Turn-Your-World Mentorship Program has engaged youth from as far as Israel in creating their own change projects -tackling topics that range from the environment to pancreatic cancer. What is most exciting, however, is the impact we will make in the future - we seek to empower a generation of change-makers.