Happy holidays (and a gift idea)!

Are you buying any of my books to give as a gift this holiday season? If so, thank you! I’d be thrilled to send you a signed bookplate and some book swag for you to include with your gift. Just send an email to laurie@lauriethompson.com with the details (which book, to whom it should be personalized, and Read More …

How #ChangemakerEd is improving #BacktoSchool

I came across an interesting article on Medium the other day. It talks about “reimagining education in this historic time of change” and the importance of #ChangemakerEd, the global movement to empower young people to create a better world by mastering empathy and identifying as changemakers. This movement isn’t new, but it is growing. And Read More …

7th Graders Changing the World

I recently came across this article about some 7th graders from Owasso, Oklahoma. It says, in part: Several reading students at the Owasso Seventh Grade Center recently participated in the school’s first “Be a Changemaker” program. The program – based off Laurie Ann Thompson’s book, “Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters” – Read More …

Young People Changing the World at We Day Seattle 2017

I didn’t get to attend this year’s We Day Seattle 2017 event on April 21, but it looks like it was incredible, as usual! The event was co-founded by changemaker Craig Kielburger, who is profiled in Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters, and it is all about young people and community service. Read More …

Be a Changemaker update: StudentRND

I thought some of you might be interested in reading an update from one of the co-founders of StudentRND, which was one of the organizations profiled in Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters. StudentRND is now the force behind CodeDay, which is “a nationwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and Read More …