Paint Your World | Bethany Halbreich

How could painting your world solve the world’s most complex problems? Inner spark of creative intelligence make distinctions that build stronger social ties, lead humans to survive and thrive. Artist Bethany Halbreich calls us to trust, take responsibility, and create space to flourish. Where’s your blank canvas?

Bethany Halbreich believes in leveraging the power of creative innovation to further global social progress. She founded Paint the World, facilitating creative expression in underserved communities. She directed the onsite operations of THINK Global School, the world’s first and only traveling high school, to empower the next generation of leaders through travel and cultural immersion. Bethany worked at one of America’s most-esteemed therapeutic communities for addiction rehabilitation in Tucson, directing various projects, harnessing the Native American communities’ entrepreneurial potential. With the Thai Royal Family’s Foundation, she delivered financial literacy curriculum in rural high schools. With Ashoka and Do Something, she empowered entrepreneurial youth. Bethany received her B.A. from New York University. She is working on her Masters in Education Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania, where she coordinated a social impact incubator.

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