“Tomorrows’ Roundtable” is a documentary series that creates community campaigns addressing social and environmental issues using ideas imagined by children!
Tomorrow's Roundtable is currently in development seeking funding.
Tomorrow's Roundtable explores the brilliance of children while providing a charitable platform for communities to address problems that affect the world of tomorrow. The show uses solutions imagined by young children to launch ongoing community improvement campaigns.
Childhood is a liberated state for the human heart and the human mind. There is genius and magic in it. Children see and feel life as it is, a field of unlimited possibility. The artistic mission of the project is to provide viewers and communities with a lens to see and feel life as children do.
Each episode of the series begins as five children from across the nation join our host, Ivy Joeva, at the roundtable. We watch as they come together to explore, brainstorm, and ultimately work to solve one of the world's big problems. Ivy moderates the discussion, helping to connect their vivid imaginations with practical adult perspectives. Once they've come up with some great solutions, the audience votes to determine a winning idea to put into action.
The kids pitch the winning idea to celebrities that are passionate about the problem. We document the weeks to follow as celebrities open doors to companies and charities that improve and implement the idea in a community that needs help. This allows the insights and feelings of children to be acted on so they can really make a difference. Meanwhile this connects people and organizations in unity of purpose, while creating awareness for important causes and innovative solutions.
The story doesn't end with the episode, it begins...
Each campaign is designed to evolve on the web to create ongoing change with the power of the crowd.
Each campaign features the convergence of what we call “The 5 C's.” When planted individually, each of these seeds possess tremendous power and influence, but what happens when they grow together?
Children imagine a solution.
Celebrities champion it.
Companies sponsor it.
Charities support it.
Communities implement it.
Tomorrow's Roundtable is here to bring people together and give a voice to the ones that have been ignored, overlooked, and silenced. Starting with children, and extending to EVERYONE. It's time for you to be heard. This is a roundtable for YOU, and for all people. It’s time to celebrate our individual communities, embrace our differences, and learn from each other. Welcome to the table.
We live in a time of massive global challenges, where changing climates, exploding populations, shifting paradigms, and accelerating levels of scarcity push every natural and man-made system on the planet closer to collapse. As a result, in every sector, in every city, thousands of projects focus on sustainability and preserving the environment, on innovation and revolution. Others focus on increasing health, justice, or education. Still others work towards rights for children, animals, and all heritages... the list goes on.
Tomorrow's Roundtable is a project that finds all of these issues connected. The common thread in all of these concerns is stewardship of the future. In that singular purpose, many different causes unite as one. This is about radical inclusion. It's a project for the 100%. This is the roundtable of the next generation, with a seat for everyone.
Tomorrow’s Roundtable will begin with a pilot episode campaign focused on making a difference for the education crisis in the United States. If the pilot is successful, 11 more campaigns will be launched during the following year, addressing some of the most imperative social and environmental challenges.
The journey begins with Education. Produced as a short film, we're starting the series by showing 5 kids at a roundtable coming up with a solution for a problem in a local community. As we raise funds, we’ll transition that solution right into the community-in-need to document the change. The pilot episode is the exciting first chapter of the Education Campaign.
Which problem to tackle first? Lack of education may be the root of all other problems. So the pilot episode starts at the source. And what could be a more popular and unifying topic than the education crisis? America is near the bottom in test scores in every category worldwide. Imagine what a better world this would be if people everywhere were well educated. We’re drowning in information, yet starving for knowledge. Why is this? What exactly is education? What does it mean to learn, or to teach? How can students AND teachers thrive? What technologies can assist? And what can we learn from the first roundtable?
The City of Angels is the second most populous in the United States, yet nearly 40% of its citizens cannot read above a 5th grade level. It's a staggering figure that highlights a very disturbing global challenge. With 80 million U.S. adults across the country suffering the same plague, what clues about the educational system at large will be revealead from America's most illiterate city?
When our young world changers realize what a global force for entertainment this city is, they'll wonder if it can become a leader in education as well. They'll meet with the brightest tech companies, innovators, and education champions across the county. It's a journey that will bring the Roundtable kids squarely and confidently to the center of the world's stage -- to offer a solution. Lights. Camera. Education.
To show people what a difference a child can really make in the world, we are bringing together an amazing group of young people that started humanitarian movements. We’re calling this group “The Kid Coalition.”
The collective strength of this coalition is intended to help many causes simultaneously, raising awareness and support for Tomorrow’s Roundtable and for each of the important movements started by these amazing young people.
Started teaching when her first book was published at age 7 and is now on a global tour for education reform.
Launched a clean water movement at age 7 that has now provided safe sanitation to over 750,000 people.
At 16 she started Kids For Peace, and in just 7 years The Great Kindness Challenge has spread into 75 countries.
At 9 she started a garden. Today, Katie’s Krops donates tons of fresh produce helping people in need.
He got the world's attention at 13 with the notion that education is about health and happiness.
After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys, this 8 year-old "made a stand" for 365 days. The world stood with her.
Internationally known speaker, 14 year old advocate for sustainable agriculture, first book published in 2012, "Birke on The Farm."
10-year-old comedian, TED Talk speaker, YouTube sensation and inspiring young coach for adults across the nation.
Started Environmental Children's Organization at 9, and silenced the world at 12 speaking to the UN about climate change.
4-year-old Alex started a lemonade stand to raise money to help children with cancer. Now it's a national movement.
Most kids love playing video games and using mobile apps. This 12 year old taught himself how to create them.
11-year-old founder of Free The Children, an international network of children eradicating child slave labor around the world.
12-year-old made waves articulating the complexities and criticisms of banking systems and global debt.
9-year-old co-founded Lil' MDGs, a global organization that has mobilized 3 million children to work on a variety of issues.
14-year-old "America's Top Young Scientist" invented a solar-powered jug that changes dirty water into purified water.
This 8 year old social activist spoke to city councils and inspired unanimous support for prop 37 to label GMO foods.
She began developing all-natural skin care products at 11 and built a socially-responsible brand that Mark Cuban invested in.
University student before he was 10. Today he works towards scientific discoveries in the field of quantum physics.
The host of our roundtable. As a life-long dancer and healer, Ivy is passionate about helping guide people back home to their body-centered wisdom. As a seasoned reporter and host, her passion is raising awareness of issues facing our world. Her journalism career includes credits with Current TV, One Beat Channel, and Channel One News. After finishing UC Berkeley with a double major in Psychoneuroimmunology and Dance, she became aware of the need for a holistic approach to healing—one that addresses mind, body, and spirit. She is a holistic health counselor, state-certified massage therapist, DONA-certified doula, and Khalsa Way prenatal yoga instructor.
A personal strategist and author, Charly is a trauma survivor who used her own instincts to transform virtually every area of her life before becoming the uniquely strategic resource for others that she couldn’t find. She’s a master at recycling your experiences into wisdom that propels you forward with immediate results. Gifted speaker and host, Charly’s exceptional insights have attracted appearances on Fox LA, Fox Boston, NBC affiliates and Opening Act on E! Network.
Mike brings many colorful life experiences and a diverse professional background to Tomorrow’s Roundtable. Health and fitness, charity, writing, marketing, law, theater, filmmaking, sales -- the list goes on. But here it seems Mike has finally found a project that he can pour everything he has into.
Vee does the impossible. She managed banking firms before she was old enough to rent a car, ran a marathon barefoot, and has given countless hours to charities. She has the heart of a mother for humanity. Her fearlessness, balance in beliefs and love for people, keeps the morale of the team alive.
Cinematography meets design. Director of Photography credit on dozens of shorts, features, commercials and music videos, and the design guru for numerous companies. BFA from Chapman University. Whether behind the lens or behind the brand, Adam brings form and function into spiritual union.
7-time Emmy winner with credits on all broadcast and major cable networks. Career highlights include Charles in Charge, The New Lassie, Raid on the Reactor, 100 Years of Hope and Humor, Wild & Crazy Kids, Special Olympics, Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and the 2008 Democratic Convention.
With almost 20 years of experience, Tina has edited over 60 films. Most notably, ON TIP TOE received Oscar and Emmy nominations. FUEL won the Sundance Audience Award and was short listed for an Oscar nomination. THE BIG FIX was an official selection at the Cannes. BFA at Cal Arts and an MFA in Film Editing at AFI.
Paul earned his BFA at College for Creative Studies and went on to become a world class 3D animation artist with credits on such films as Avatar & Spider Man 4, and the cinematics for video games like Batman, DC Universe, and Star Wars. Winner of a D Show Award for best conceptual animated short film in 2007.
At 8 she made her first TV show. At 16 she worked in a law firm. Brooke has travelled the world, earned a B.A. in Cinema from SFSU, communicated media across all platforms, and managed budgets up to $800,000. She's produced two feature films and dozens of shorts, commercials and music videos.
Stephanie brings a background of volunteering, both in the states and abroad with an NGO in Nicaragua. She has an incredible talent for the written word and is dedicated to helping others discover their passions, cultivating community, and working to connect like-minded individuals and organizations to create lasting change.
Rob uses technology to solve the world's problems. As founder of Project Ana, he has created software that breaks the cycle of poverty in impoverished communities. He has established the same principles to help Tomorrow's Roundtable establish sustainable revenue and a robust web presence.
Amber has a background in non-profit work, fundraising, and organizing projects. As a mother herself, she has an education in Child Development and experience working with charities, child advocacy and empowerment movements. Tomorrow’s Roundtable is a perfect fit for the skills she brings to the table.
Matt brings a wealth of business knowledge, from sales and marketing to advertising and production, he has extensive experience with startups. He is also the Strategic Account Partner at Local World Staffing. BBA from Eastern Michigan University with multiple trips abroad in both business and culture.
Founding partner of Blau & Associates with a B.A. in Psychology at UCLA and J.D. at Loyola. Extensive experience in law including entertainment, intellectual property, corporate formation, development and compliance. He has engaged in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and trial.
Crystal is a California licensed CPA serving small business and nonprofit organizations since 1995. She is widely experienced in tax, accounting, reconciliations, payables, payroll, consulting, cash flow, forecasts, budgets, bookkeeping, business plans and audits - she keeps the books balanced.
United Nations Ambassador Princess Karen has dedicated her life to making the world a better place through her philanthropy, community activism and humanitarian work. She is also CEO of Lady Golf where her clients include politicians, movie stars, shieks, and the richest women in the world.
20 years of experience in advertising and entertainment. Jason’s love for filmmaking is evident in his writing, directing and collaboration. His storytelling and knack for directing topical comedy brings him great success. His TV series “Head Case,” which runs on Starz, has had over 140 celebrities appear as cameos.
Brendon brings to the team an excellent and relevant slate of experience in the realms of business building, sales, and capitalization. As Founder and President of Local World Staffing, his insight and guidance provides an additional pillar of strength to the core business side of Tomorrow’s Roundtable.
Brandi's focus is on corporate social responsibility and shared economy to bring together conscious products, partners, and events. She spoke at the United Nations World Information Transfer Conference 2012 about community building in emerging markets for positive change in health and the environment.
I became pregnant this year. Five months into it, I learned that my little girl Mya had Triploidy Syndrome — a rare and lethal chromosomal disease. I can’t put into words how heartbroken I was. But right when I was on the verge of letting this destroy me, I chose not to be a victim.
Mya allowed me to fully understand the love all mothers have for their children. She ignited my passion for the importance of honoring children, and valuing their lives and the lessons they could teach us. In the past decade I’ve become more aware of global problems. Tsunamis, wars, earthquakes, economic collapses, revolutions, widespread disease, oil spills, radiation. What in the world is going on? Is there another way?Read the full story at Good.is
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"We see a GREAT value in this project for promoting youth education, new systems and new ideas." — Learn Help Teach
"No matter where you might be in the world, this is your chance to take part in this incredible project." — Good.Is
"Every kid should have the chance to do something great." — One Miracle at a Time
"This project is so important as it has the potential to inspire children to make a difference." — Inspired Children
"16 year old Adora Svitak gives a voice to children..." — Women of Color, In Solidarity
"Children are our future and their concern for humanity and the health of the planet is organic.." — Samuel Warde
"An interesting idea - instead of the 'big thinkers,' they're going to talk to children." — Planet5D.com
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