043:Akash Patel-makes global citizens [Podcast]

043:Akash Patel-makes global citizens [Podcast]

A global citizen

by Featuring Akash Patel, founder World Experiences Foundation | The Spirit of Leading Podcast

Akash Patel found his way to the United States to study engineering, then found his passion to help our children discover a world that could be free of bigotry and prejudice by becoming global citizens.

On this installment of The Spirit of Leading podcast, Akash tells his story of this incredible journey that began in the rural classrooms of Oklahoma, and grew into the World Experiences Foundation. Akash says his vision is to replicate what he has been able to accomplish in Oklahoma classrooms in all fifty states.

Akash was recognized by NextGen Oklahoma Leaders as one of the 2017 class of NextGen Under 30 Oklahoma. He also received the Spirit of Oklahoma Award for exemplary leadeship.

Akash teaches English in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam

Akash worked in anti-poaching efforts to save endangered elephants

Akash makes global citizens of classroom children

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042: Charity Hitch builds Christmas Cheer in the Oklahoma panhandle [Podcast]

042: Charity Hitch builds Christmas Cheer in the Oklahoma panhandle [Podcast]

Charity Hitch brings Christmas Cheer

by Featuring Charity Hitch, founder of Christmas Cheer, Guymon, OK | The Spirit of Leading Podcast

Charity Hitch is an example of how to blossom where you are planted. She returned to her hometown of Guymon, Oklahoma, after graduating from Oklahoma State University and found an opportunity to serve. Charity exemplifies Living INPowered in that she saw a need and decided she would take action and follow through. Consequently, hundreds of children in the Oklahoma panhandle are benefiting from the generosity of individuals and businesses during the holiday season. That spirit is spreading to other times of the year.

In this episide of The Spirit of Leading Podcast, we get Charity’s story first hand. She is also mother to three children, including twins, Henry and Lily (pictured in the photo above along with helper Finley Johnson).

Charity is a member of the 2017 NextGen Under 30 statewide class, presented by the NextGen Under 30 foundation and ion Oklahoma Magazine.