From installing buddy benches at schools and other local spots to recycling plastics to saving vulnerable animals – on land and in water – these kids are changing the world one act at a time. They are taking their future into their own hands and improving our world on a global level. We are so excited to be launching our Global Youth Change-Makers Directory before Christmas so you can be aware of what these selfless youth are up to and decide if you would like to support a youth change-maker cause this holiday season or to get involved in their programs.
The choices below include kids who have started and run their own registered charities or represent a registered charity. We are starting off with the kids we have featured this year and including a few extras who have stories scheduled for early next year. We hope you find this resource useful and will be activity updating it every month moving forward. If you are a youth change-maker and would like to be featured with us in our blog and included in our directory, please contact our editor, Lorrie Holmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sammie has been extra busy helping lots of groups creating and installing buddy benches and spreading kindness by sharing smiles and inspiration through her Podcast and other Kindness initiatives. CURRENT PROJECTS – Sammie’s local Parks and Recreation are collecting for buddy benches for their parks! She has also recently started her own Podcast, Sammie Smiles, and is interviewing kids and adults to help share their inspiring stories about kindness. To learn more about organizing a Buddy Bench project or getting booked on her Podcast, you can contact Sammie at:www.sammiesbuddybenchproject.com and support a project at her GoFundMe.
Justin continues to inspire and educate youth about protecting our planet. He wants other children around the world to take care of the planet just as he is doing for his love of frogs. You can join Justin’s initiatives at GoFundMe. CURRENT PROJECTS:Do you want to help protect 244 acres of land in Ecuador? All you have to do is write a letter WHY you like nature and why you think it is important to protect it. Each letter will earn $3.00 which is enough to protect a classroom sized piece of land in the reserve. E-mail your letter to: JustinsFrogProject@gmail.com. Visit his website at www.fortheloveoffrogs.com for up-to-date information on new initiatives.
I’m 10 years old and I’m the founder of an organization that has funded over $100,000 into groundbreaking research! And I did it because I have a vision; I believe in myself; and I just started. Please follow my journey at www.cookies4cures.com. You can get involved by funding critical research into rare pediatric diseases. Support Dana’s initiative at GoFundMe.
Kate Gilman Williams is an 11 year old published author. She is also an actor with representation with Allegory Creative Talent. She is also an animal advocate and is the founder of Kids Can Save Animals & Quarters For Koalas. To date, she has raised over $20,000.00 for her causes! You can learn more about her initiatives at www.kidscansaveanimals.comand follow her on Instagram at @kidscansaveanimals.
SACHI BAJAJ OF ME2U FOUNDATION
Hi, everyone. My name is Sachi Bajaj and I am the founder of a youth waste management organization called Me2UFoundation. We are an international award-winning organization with the core mission to end waste that leads to environmental impact, by redistributing items to those in need. By collecting all types of waste, we as an organization hope to decrease our negative environmental footprint and grow as a more sustainable community. You can support our initiatives visit our Donation Page.
Shalise Leesfield is one impressive 13 year old girl. She is an environmental campaigner and in addition to everything you’ve already learned about her and her accomplishments, her ocean work has also been awarded from the Premier of NSW and the Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams visited her school to present Shalise with her this State honour. Members of Parliament usually only present one or two of these awards per year to a nominee that is held in high regard in the community with strong ethical and community values.Shalise is the first school-aged person to receive this prestigious award and hopes that this honour can further inspire her young peers to engage in activism.
Thank you again to all of the above for all your hard work and dedication to making our world a better place. If you are or know of a youth change-maker anywhere in the world who would like to be included in this program, feel free to contact editor, Lorrie Holmes at email@example.com. We’d love to share your Youth Change-Making initiative with the rest of the world!
YOUTH CHANGE-MAKERS was last modified: January 29th, 2021 by Lorrie Holmes