An Update

A long overdue update…as you know we launched the first challenge some time ago. Thank you to many of you who responded and took action.We received a very positive response from the first challenge! You may have noticed that there have not been many updates here since then. As with any new venture, we have many learnings from this initial phase and have decided to keep the site on hold while we process these learnings and determine the best way to move the site forward. As we learn more, we will post any relevant updates here. As always, if you have any suggestions or feedback, please send us an email at

Thank you for your patience!

We’re Looking for Volunteers

Are you a savvy web designer? Or perhaps you’re a great marketer? Or maybe you just have a passion for social service? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you as a volunteer for You | World. Contact us at for more details.

First Challenge

Our first challenge is in full swing…thank you to all those who have participated so far! As people continue to complete the challenge (or even if you didn’t complete the challenge), we would like to get your feedback…What did you think of the challenge? What aspects did you like? Were there aspects that you disliked? What would you like to see for future challenges? Send us a message and let us know your thoughts. With your input, we can continue to ensure that collectively we are addressing the issues that are important to you!

Special Note to You | World Pre-registrants

Over the past few months, we’ve heard from you. We’ve heard from you about the problems facing the world. We’ve heard from you about the issues that are meaningful to you. And we’ve heard from you about the ways in which you can make a difference. We’ve been inspired by your messages and hope that this site will empower you to take action on the issues that are important to you and to others around the world.

Today, we are pleased to announce the initial launch of the You | World site. Over the coming weeks, we will be announcing our first challenge, which will take one of the broader issues that you’ve submitted to us and break it down into a smaller, focused component, so that the You | World user community can collectively mobilize in support of a single cause. Subsequent challenges will focus on other issues that you expressed were important to you. Thus, by working together to tackle one issue at a time, over time, we will have made an impact on a number of issues facing the world today.

Finally, we recognize that these are difficult economic times, but this also means that the opportunity to help others is all the more abundant. Our approach is to focus on challenges that go beyond just monetary contributions and allow site users to contribute to worthy causes in other ways. To learn more about our mission and how the site will work, please browse through the links at the left.

In closing, thank you again for your support and feedback. This site would not be possible without you, and your continued feedback and participation will be critical over the coming weeks and months. With your help, we can collectively make a true impact on the problems facing the world today.


The You | World Team