It’s been a quite the week for us here at Tomorrow’s Roundtable. So, instead of getting into another element of our show today, I am going to share our good news. It’s pretty exciting stuff. And don’t worry, I’ll be back next week with regularly scheduled programming.
First, we are thrilled to be able to announce that 16-year-old education activist and author Adora Svitak is joining the Roundtable team as our spokesperson. Adora is an exceptional young lady who travels the country educating educators. In 2010, her TED talk ‘What Adults can Learn from Kids’ went viral and she became a national sensation. Children like Adora exemplify why a media platform for children might just change the world.
Inspired by Adora joining the team, we decided to make a ‘Most Wanted’ list of other child innovators and activists who have made a big impact. We are hoping that they will become champions of TR right along side Adora, and we can form a coalition of kids to support our campaign. Often times when we are explaining the concept of Tomorrow’s Roundtable to someone new, they wonder what kind of ideas kids can come up with that would have the power to create lasting change. Well, names like Severn Suzuki, Alexandra Scott, and Ryan Hreljac are the answer to that question! Take a look at the list of names newly added to our website and get inspired!
The second thing I want to share is an article written by one of our producers, Veronica Morale. She is one of the kindest, funniest girls I know, and her bravery and heart for the project is such a motivation for me and the rest of the team. She shared her journey with GOOD.is, and ended up featured on the site! I encourage you to read the article and take a minute to upvote her story up on GOOD. If you don’t already have a GOOD account, it is super simple to sign up for one using your Facebook login. This is a wonderful news community that curates stories about all of the good things happening in the world, and I know we can all use more of that kind of news in our life.
In addition to the GOOD.is feature, you can now find us on the Women of Color blog. They picked up the story about Adora’s involvement, and featured Veronica’s article as well.
Earlier in the week, we asked our community to tweet at Upworthy to watch our video and consider us for a story. This would be a huge step for us, as Upworthy is a major media site. And guess what? It worked! We are being considered, and will hopefully be able to some good news about that next week. Thank you to everyone who helped support that endeavor!
While we have quite a ways to go before reaching our fundraising goal, we are so encouraged by the exposure and feedback we are getting from all corners of the online community. With 18 days left to fundraise, we are going to keep at it every day, because we believe that the world is ready for Tomorrow’s Roundtable.
If you have any great ideas or connections that you feel might help our cause, please reach out at email@example.com. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend!
Also, if you haven’t watched this yet, it’s time!