At 17, Gino Tubaro started transforming kids with disabilities into super heroes
At the age of 17, Gino Tubaro received a letter from a desperate mother. “Please make my boy, Felipe, a hand,” it said. “We cannot afford a prosthetic.” Gino had been inventing things since the age of 13. His own mother had taken him to science fairs and invention workshops, pushing him to follow...
Mahika: Empowering the next generation of changemakers around the world
At 14, Mahika signed up as a virtual tutor for girls in Africa. This volunteer experience led her to explore international development issues.
Peyton: Creating a two-way stream of inclusion and cultural understanding
When new immigrant and refugee students started coming to her school, Peyton Klein saw the possibility for mutual learning and support.
Josh: Ensuring everyone is a player in Phoenix, Arizona
After meeting a friend’s brother who loved to play soccer but was excluded from the team because he has Down Syndrome, Josh became determined to find a way.
Sarah: Fostering inclusive environments in schools
Sarah and her team did not just start a club, they started a movement - a movement to change how her peers think about and interact with students with intellectual disabilities.
JP Maunes: putting accessibility and inclusion center stage in the Philippines
JP’s life’s work to change mindsets in Filipino society about disability inclusion started when he was a teenager, growing up in the central Visayas region of the Philippines.
Temple Grandin: “The thing about changing something is that it’s long, hard, sustained work.”
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, has revolutionized the livestock industry. By putting herself in the place of the cattle, she developed a series of equipment designs and a simple rating system to help the industry adopt new practices that reduce animals’ stress and injuries to both...