Every March 25th, we celebrate freedom, democracy — and the beginning of Greece’s fight for independence in 1821. This is the day every Greek should be proud to say “I’ve got Greek!”
Today is also the day the Next Generation Initiative was founded. We don’t wave our own flag very often, but today we want to say “thank you” to all our founders — including Sec. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Gov. Michael Dukakis, Sen. Paul Sarbanes, Sen. Olympia Snowe, George Stephanopoulos and George Tenet — whose leadership is helping us open up new opportunities for thousands of young Greek Americans. So, Happy Birthday, Greece… and Happy Birthday, Hellenext!
Initiative co-founder George Stephanopoulos joins our friends Bob Costas, Tina Fey, Nick Galifianakis, Arianna Huffington, Maria Menounos, Chris Sarandon, and Betty White to tell the world “Heck, Yeah, We Invented Democracy!” — you can watch them say it at: hellenext.org