September 12, 2020

YouthBuild’s formula for well-being

Dorothy Stoneman, founder and former CEO of YouthBuild USA, on well-being practices that have been built into the organisation and its network from inception.

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Where does the concept of individual and universal “well-being” fit in the future society we aim to create?  

It is, of course, central to both the goals and to the process of change. As a goal, we want all human beings to be free to fulfill their highest potential and noblest aspirations within a peaceful and satisfying sense of belonging to a just and equitable larger community that is committed to the common good. Right?  And as for the process, we want everyone who is working to achieve that goal to have the peer support and personal healing processes available to both avoid burn-out and lead to appropriate and successful actions.

Every successful initiative of every social entrepreneur integrates various principles and practices that promote the personal well-being of its leaders, its staff, its members, and the residents of the communities it serves.

This is an excerpt from the article YouthBuild’s Formula for WellBeing by Dorothy Stoneman.

This article is a part of a special series on the connection between inner well-being and social change, in partnership with The Wellbeing ProjectStanford Social Innovation ReviewSchwab Foundation at the World Economic Forum, and Skoll Foundation.

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The Skoll Foundation is dedicated to expanding the impact of successful social innovations by empowering the social entrepreneurs behind them. The Foundation works across six issue areas: economic opportunity, education, environmental sustainability, health, peace and human rights, and sustainable markets. Each year, they present select social entrepreneurs with the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship—a USD 1.25 million three-year investment in their organisations, to help them scale and deepen their impact.

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