From lemonade stand fundraisers to ideas that grow into global movements, young people in communities across the country are discovering and owning their ability to take action that changes the world. Here’s a short list of young people who inspire us, and prove every day that you are never too young to make your mark on the world!
International Youth Day on Aug. 12 is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the importance of youth service and the ability of kids and teens to create meaningful change through volunteerism.
While most children are probably unaware of what lobbying is, legally blind Florida teen Paloma Rambana has been doing it since she was just 10 years old. Realizing there was an unfair imbalance in the resources available for visually impaired kids ages 6 to 13, she knew she had to do something to help her peers receive equal services.
As a mom with two teenage daughters, Susan Birthright says finding dedicated time to spend together can be a challenge. That’s why she looks forward to regular weekend volunteering projects with daughters Caitlin and Morgan.