Mentorship will change the world: Kam Phillips at TEDxCoMo

Positive mentor & mentee relationship have the power to cultivate social change. Every person should be mentored and in turn, mentor the next generation of change agents. Together, we learn from our mistakes, pass wisdom and build a toolbox for a better tomorrow.

About Kam: Kam Phillips believes in the power of shaking stigmas and dreaming beyond the status quo. Phillips created Dream Outside the Box, a program that introduces youth with low resources to imaginative career and extracurricular pathways. Kam realized the unique outlook her experiences in areas such as rodeo, skiing, and ballet folklorico dancing provided and since creating the program in 2009, DOTB has expanded to additional dance and teen programs and has been featured on mtvU, CNN, HLN and more. Phillips is a Harry S. Truman Scholar originally from Fort Worth, Texas and was honored by President Obama at the White House as a “Campus Champion of Change” and is one of three “mtvU Top of the Class” award winners. Kam also represented Dream Outside the Box as the centennial University of Missouri Homecoming Queen. In her free time, she enjoys coaching young cowgirls, shopping and traveling with family and friends.

TEDxCoMo, held April 6, 2013 at the historic Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri, was produced by Keith Politte and Cale Sears. Event website: