Every once in a while you meet a person who simply amazes you. Over the holidays I've been in touch with one such person, Victor Saad. Filled with unlimited ideas and the enthusiasm to see them through, Victor is spending the next year focused on his newest idea - The Leapyear Project.
A true leap of faith [pun intended], Victor is asking people everywhere to take a risk in 2012: "risks that could change their lives, communities, or their world for the better." I like to think of it as the modern New Year's Resolution.
Participants will document their projects using #lyproject on twitter, instagram, and other social media sites. They will share stories, progress, failures, and moments that connect people globally through the act of creating a better world.
One boy has set out to collect 100 pairs of shoes to donate in the next year; he has a clubbed foot. Another is aiming to become fluent in Spanish, so he can finally have a conversation with his grandparents. To read about other projects, visit leapyearproject.org