Be The Hero: Get to Know Kanya Balakrishna's Story
Kanya Balakrishna is the co-founder of The Future Project, an organization committed to helping young people realize their dreams.
Founded in September 2011, The Future Project is a national campaign to empower young people to live extraordinary lives of passion and purpose. Fully-embedded in high schools, their mission is to help students understand and set their own goals.
How does it work?
The Future Project dispatches full-time Dream Directors — highly trained, world-class leaders and entrepreneurs — into high schools and charges them with mobilizing a coalition of students and staff who channel their passions to build student-led Future Projects (campaigns, organizations, products) that impact their schools and communities.
Learn more about its co-founder by watching her exclusive "Be The Hero" episode above, and be sure to check back weekly as we launch a brand new "Be The Hero video.
Catch up on last week's episode, featuring Regina Wilson.
Photo/Video Credit: Getty Images, Historic Films, The Future Project