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Ep 17 - Ashley Yong : Practical compassion


Ashley Yong ditched her prom to help the homeless. She used the money she had saved for her prom to make 20 care packages which she distributed to homeless people in her home town of Chicago. In our conversation we talk about what made her decide to give up the biggest night of her life so far, she’s 17, and instead do something that most of only think about.

Here is what we talk about in this episode

  • Ashley’s prom story
  • Humanising the homeless
  • Solutions
  • Cloudgate and the allocation of resources
  • Student debt
  • Future generations

To find out more about Ashley and her work click here.

To donate to her gofindme project click here.


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