I’d say that anyone who’s paid attention to the news in the last few years, has been on social media—or has just conversed with other human beings—has probably gotten the sense now and then that the world seems on edge.
Still, many of us parents can get so inspired by our own kids that we get the sense that they’re going to change the world—or at least their own corner of it.
And a lot of kids might feel like they want to do exactly that.
But how to start? How to take the desire to do good and turn it into something real, something that can truly help people?
That’s the aim of my guest in this episode and the amazing organization she manages. I got to geek out a bit in this conversation because Katie Bowers is the managing director of the Harry Potter Alliance. No, it’s not some sort of group where people talk about how awesome Harry Potter is. No, the HPA takes the passion that fans of Harry Potter and other books and movies have, and helps them turn that passion into action.
As Katie says in our conversation:
“When people truly become passionate about a book or a character, it’s because they see themselves in that hero.”
And the HPA has turned fans’ passion into amazing results. With hundreds of thousands of members spanning 35 countries and six continents, the HPA has helped kids and adults create meaningful change around the world.
They’re pretty freaking awesome if you ask me!
In our conversation, we talk about:
Guys, I got fired up by this conversation—it’s a great launchpad for you and your kids to make the world a better place.
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