Self, belonging, and purpose are interdependent. Nurturing wellbeing within children requires a holistic approach.
“What do children need? They need to know, ‘I am lovable, I am safe, I can trust other people to meet my needs.’”
– Amelia Franck Meyer, Ashoka Fellow, Founder of Anu Family Services
How do we create this world? Social entrepreneurs identified four cross-sector approaches that equip society to foster a culture of wellbeing for children.
Towards a Culture of Wellbeing
Ashoka believes that targeting culture change will create a ripple effect that fundamentally shifts the way society operates—by altering norms within institutions, among communities, and in adult-child relationships.
Creating change within individual organization brings us closer to a culture of health and wellbeing. But a more rapid shift can be made by implementing the above approaches to change the environment in which children grow up.
Social innovators and are not only creating new innovative organizations that nurture children’s wellbeing, they are also designing ways to inspire, incentivize, and infuse a wellbeing mindset into American society.