In the age of #instafame, a star is born online every minute. Viral videos and hashtag campaigns have the potential to reach and influence millions of kids across the world — but what is the message? Here we examine the ethos, methods, craft, and the business behind a few online phenoms who are using their platforms for social activism, inspiration, and positive change.
Joshua Williams is not your typical 15-year-old. He is the founder, president, and Chief changemaker of Joshua’s Heart Foundation, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to the fight against global hunger and poverty through the community service of young people.Williams is also a keynote speaker and sits on several national boards, travelling locally and internationally to create awareness about hunger and poverty, and to motivate others. These leadership opportunities have allowed Williams to partner with well-known brands that include Disney, Hasbro, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market, and Unilever.