Mission: Waff celebrates the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that inspire and educate people about mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation of cultural diversity - while striving to solve some of our biggest global problems at the same time.
Programs: Three dot dash is an innovative global youth and mentorship initiative of the we are family foundation (waff), designed to recognize and support teen leaders around the world who are actively working on projects that promote a more peaceful society by addressing basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, safety, education and the environment. Three dot dash accelerates their leadership potential so they can advance their projects, mobilize peers to action and amplify their work to broader audiences around the world. Three dot dash creates a sustainable worldwide network of individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations to further the efforts of young leaders by harnessing the power of media, mentoring and social networking to foster public participation around the globe. The mentors are an extraordinary group of notable individuals including ceos, cfos, leaders of fortune 500 companies and organizations across many disciplines. Global teen leaders (gtls) from 46 countries on 6 continents have participated in three dot dash and have positively affected more than 15 million people with their work. Threedotdash. Org"
tedxteen - the we are family foundation was awarded the license from the world reknown ted conference to curate and produce an annual tedxteen conference. It is the first tedx event that is focused on the accomplishments and stories of extraordinary global teens young game-changers. Waff curates a lineup of international youth who are tackling the big questions and big problems with passion and action. Curated audience members are inspired and use the information to generate further ideas and dialog with their peers. Tedxteen is live streamed each year capturing an immediate global audience. In 2014, tedxteen took place in london, uk and new york, ny. More than 100 countries tuned in for each conference. Tedxteen talks are filmed and shared worldwide via tedxteen. Com. They have been viewed more than 9 million times and are used as teaching tools in classrooms and educational institutions worldwide. Tedxteen energizes our youth and helps them further their impact and contribution to the world.