Sat, 18 April 2015
415: DARAH Zeledon of Girl With A Crooked Smile: Inspiring Young People To Transform Adversity Into Opportunity
DARAH Zeledon, is an author, speaker, youth development coach, activist, and founder of the Crooked Smile Institute, whose mission is to inspire and teach young people how to transform adversity into opportunity and triumph on both a personal and global level.
Darah is also the Co-founder and CEO of GIVE, Global Initiatives in Volunteer Education, a volunteer abroad program that sends serious and skilled high school students to do targeted and sustainable project work throughout Latin America where they’re able to leverage their unique skills.
A powerful speaker and storyteller, Darah shares her riveting journey of courage, faith and survival with candor, insight, and wit–thus, revealing what it really takes to weather life’s storms. She teaches how you can emerge stronger, more confident, and more resilient after overcoming hardship.
And indeed, Darah’s gutsy words and deeds inspire many to re-frame their optic and tackle life’s toughest times empowered with renewed energy, insight and vision.