We’re proud of our winning Invisalign® ChangeMakers!

Congratulations to Andrew Kelmanson! Along with our nonprofit partner, The National 4-H Council, we’re rewarding 100 young leaders (ages 13-19) like Andrew who have worked tirelessly to bring good to their communities. Each will receive $5,000 to help them continue their goodwill efforts.

WINNER SPOTLIGHT

Meet Andrew

Kentucky

Moving to Kentucky from South Africa led Andrew to want to share the joy of embracing new languages. He started by working with the local German-speaking senior population in his area, partnering seniors with students for conversational German practice. This grew over time to become LanguageLine, a program that brings senior native speakers and students together virtually, from anywhere in the world. Andrew has helped connect over 200 people through LanguageLine and countless others in Kentucky.

IN ANDREW’S OWN WORDS

“LanguageLine’s impact extends far beyond just helping students learn languages and allowing seniors to stay socially active - it is an organization that has acted as a digital safe haven and refuge.”

ELDER ASSISTANCE

MORE ON HOW ANDREW IS CHANGING THE WORLD

 
  • His LanguageLine program is now being used as part of Yale’s “History of the German Language” curriculum

  • The program offers a free, open-source conversational curriculum in both German and Russian

  • Used the pandemic as the driving force to bring LanguageLine into the digital space

WHAT OTHERS SAID

“The program accomplishes so many things: providing language exposure to students from native speakers, promoting cross-cultural discussions, and allowing senior citizens to connect with young people.”

WATCH ALONG

See Andrew in action

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