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Young People
Changing the World

ONE BASIC HUMAN NEED AT A TIME

 
 
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THREE DOT DASH POWERS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 -19, WHO HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION OR INNOVATION TO address A BASIC HUMAN NEED.
 

HOW WE DO THIS:

  • Identify and curate Global Teen Leaders (GTLs)
  • Host an annual game-changing Just Peace Summit
  • Pair each GTL with an extraordinary Mentor for ONE YEAR 
  • Collaborate with innovative partners on cutting edge content
  • Foster and sustain a sought-after global network that brings together hundreds of GTLs, Mentors, industry leaders, and policy makers – past, present and future


We are a global family full of solutions. Our GTLs come from 52 countries in 8 years. Their work is positively affecting millions of people. Making heads turn, and often, changing history. 

 

Three Dot Dash was inspired by the late critically acclaimed poet and peacemaker, 13 year-old Mattie J.T. Stepanek. In his New York Times Best Seller, “Just Peace: A Message of Hope," Mattie said:

 
Peace is possible, when your basic human needs are met.
— Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Poet and Peacemaker
 

Our nearly 240 GTL alumni are dedicated to positively affecting their communities and addressing one or more basic human needs.

 
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Anurudh 17, USA

WHAT IF...
YOU COULD ERADICATE ALL VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES AND SAVE LIVES?

ANURUDH GANESAN 
FOUNDER OF VAXXWAGON, IS PREVENTING DISEASE. 


Ciara 18, IRELAND

what if...
you could greatly reduce world hunger?

ciara judge
co-founder of germinaid innovations,
is solving the world food crisis.

 
 
 
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Three Dot Dash is a global youth initiative of We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). It is a social entrepreneur incubator and accelerator aimed to amplify the work of young people making an extraordinary impact.

WAFF was founded in 2002 as a response to 9/11. Our founder, legendary musician Nile Rodgers, wanted WAFF to be bigger than his world renown song, “We Are Family”WAFF answered with a movement…Three Dot Dash.

We Are Family Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the visions of a global family by creating programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world.

Nile Rodgers amplifies musicians. We Are Family Foundation amplifies youth.

 
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Our Coalition Partners

Hundreds of extraordinary organizations around the world make up our Coalition. They act as our eyes and ears on the ground and strengthen our existing network by creating opportunities to engage with our global community, year round.