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Who are we?

A nonprofit organization
One Bead is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides students with mentorship, education and access to new opportunities through leadership programing. Our mission is to prove that one student, just like one bead, can be a catalyst for change.

Infused with entrepreneurial spirit
We sell recycled glass beads, handmade in Nairobi, Kenya, and the profits from jewelry sales allow us to cultivate young leaders worldwide. Unlike other organizations, our entrepreneurial element is the basis for our leadership curriculum. Our programming is designed to introduce students to public speaking, effective communication and basic business skills that embody a young entrepreneur.

What is the problem?

Today’s curriculum is driven by standardized test results without interest in a student’s overall development. As a result, our youngest generations lack confidence, essential problem-solving and effective communication skills. Without leadership and mentorship opportunities at an early age, students are less likely to attend college and even less likely to realize their full potential in a meaningful career.

What is our solution?

To inspire, mentor and empower students globally through hands-on leadership experiences and scholarship opportunities.



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