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Nick Boedicker

Nick Boedicker

Youth Activation Specialist


First changemaking experience: In primary school, I would tutor younger students who were struggling with learning to read. It helped me to see that I could play an active role in any system I was a part of, including education!

Spirit animal: Honey Bees – I recently became a beekeeper and am amazed by how much we can learn from these tiny creatures.

Issue passionate about: Creating education systems that young people are excited to be a part of.

Favorite family tradition: Throughout the year, we write down things we’re grateful on small post-it notes and put them in a Gratitude Jar. On New Year’s Day, we open them all up. It’s a great way to start the year!

Nick Boedicker is passionate about building tools, educational experiences, and ecosystems that promote social entrepreneurship and social innovation with a particular focus on young changemakers. He is also the founder of Strategic Good, which he established in 2014. Prior to that, Nick was working on issues related to post-conflict recovery, community health, disability, migrant and refugee integration, and sustainable livelihoods in Southeast Asia, North and East Africa, the Middle East, and the US. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Social Enterprise from the School of International Service at American University. 


Ashoka has many media partners that are dedicated to spreading the everyone a changemaker message. Some of our partners are below.

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Ashoka partners with the most innovative corporations ready to co-create a multi-faceted partnership that engages various parts of their business. Ashoka looks for corporations that embrace changemaking culture internally with their employees as well as within their broader business.

Over the years Ashoka Youth Years US has partnered with over 50 corporations to encourage tens of thousands of young people to become changemakers and grow changemaking culture within their businesses.


Youth serving organizations in our network value changemaking culture for their employees as well as the young people they work with.  They help grow changemaker mindsets in their employees and provide opportunities for youth to practice empathy and changemaking at various points in their day.