What if youth gangs formed to do good? What if they did so to make their community a better place? What if they did all of this anonymously?
That exact thing has happened in the small town of Waupaca Wisconsin, and this talk shares outcomes for the youth and the community, plus the potential for the concept to spread.
Freelance graphic artist Camin Potts was a parent looking for ways to actively engage her child and others in the neighborhood in activities that built up a mindset of abundance and gratitude. She loves the idea of empowering kids to become strong leaders by putting others first.
Camin started the Waupaca Secret Service when her son (now a Junior at Waupaca High School) was in third grade. Each year more and more students in Waupaca take the opportunity to help locally and globally. The projects children work on with the Waupaca Secret Service help make the big world to seem smaller, help them to see that adults and business owners support the community and feel the intense pride that comes from doing what is right, without expecting anything else in return. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx