This post is co-published on the Skype in the Classroom blog. By Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at Toms shoes, knows a thing or two about social good. Published 03/18/2015 in Big Blog by The Skype Team
I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom.
TOMS and Skype in the Classroom are launching a program that will allow students and youth organizations to connect with TOMS Giving and Marketplace partners. Whether you are an aspiring change-maker, social entrepreneur, teacher or youth leader, this exciting new program will enable you to connect into the TOMS world and with each other in a whole new way.
Nine years ago, I was in Argentina and for the first time and saw children in need of shoes. So I started TOMS as a new way of doing business and a new way to give people the ability to create positive change with the simple decisions they make everyday. The notion that today kids and communities can use the technology of Skype in the Classroom to virtually connect is so inspiring to me.
One of the great things about Skype — which TOMS employees have used for years — is that geography is no longer a barrier in bringing groups together to inspire one another. And nothing makes me more proud and excited than the thought of students joining together beyond the walls of their classrooms to take the idea of making positive change further than ever.
I cannot wait to see this partnership in action, and personally invite you to join us, along with TOMS Giving Partners and TOMS Marketplace brands, through TOMS and Skype in the Classroom. Just add “TOMSInspiresNextGen” on Skype and tell us your story.
Head to edu.skype.com/toms to learn more about how you can get involved and get inspired.