Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How can I help?

Check out this inspiring video of American writer, editor, and publisher Dave Eggers acccepting his 2008 TED Prize. Eggers talks about how his 826 Valencia writing center inspired others to open their own volunteer-driven, creative writing labs. He urges the TED community to do what they can to engage with local public schools in both a personal and creative manner. Best of all, he reminds us that the simple act of asking a teacher "How can I help?" is all it takes to make a difference.

To watch Eggers' entire TED Talk, click on the video below:

Learn more about Dave Eggers and his work, and also share your own volunteering stories, at his website

1 comment:

  1. Great link - I've been a huge fan of Eggers since he wrote A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.