Jess Ekstrom started Headbands of Hope when she was in college. For every headband sold, one is given to a child with cancer. Recently, she teamed up with Vistaprint to show their DIY Headband Days that they bring to kids with cancer all over the world. Interested in bringing Jess to your campus? Visit campuspeak.com/ekstrom.
By: Brittany Piper, CAMPUSPEAK Speaker October 2, 2017. Las Vegas. Life is bleak sometimes. More often, lately. For many of us, these near monthly tragedies open old wounds of violence, terror, and loss. The harsh truth is we’re all recovering and healing from something. Whether directly affected by a tragedy, or reeling from its powerful […]
April 25th will be the five year anniversary of my college startup, Headbands of Hope. For every headband sold, one is given to a child with cancer. I was inspired to start Headbands of Hope after an internship with a wish-granting organization. I discovered kids losing their hair to chemotherapy and wanting to wear headbands […]
Ethan Zohn won a million dollars on the TV show Survivor and put the money to good use. As a philanthropist, entrepreneur and college speaker, Ethan dedicates his time to helping others in need and educating his audiences on how they can make a difference. Read his most recent article about how he and his wife […]
We have all been affected by trauma: violence, disease, injustice, poverty. I believe that these certain events in our lives (both in personal and societal spheres) resonate with us and inspire us to change the world for the better. Some of us just lack the courage and insight to step out into our […]
It’s as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my hotel room in Patna, the state capital of Bihar, a state in East India, bordering Nepal. I had been visiting for a week while on assignment as a documentary photographer for a girl’s literacy nonprofit based in Delhi. I had just settled in […]
I hear a lot of people telling me their plans to start a company, but they’re waiting until “X” or “Y” happens first. To me, that’s a mistake. Instead, I believe that waiting for the “perfect time” is a fallacy because the “perfect time” doesn’t exist. Instead, I believe that the moment you’re inspired is the closest […]
BREAKING NEWS: US Women Win The World Cup! The United States crushed Japan, the defending Women’s World Cup champions 5-2. This wasn’t just payback for losing to Japan in the 2011 finals. This wasn’t just a World Cup win for the first time in 16 years. This was a revenge of epic proportions, served sizzling […]