We are so excited to be offering this World Directory of Youth Change-Makers! Every choice on this list is an award-winning, youth leader who is raising funds and awareness for charitable causes that better our world. We will be adding to this directory each month and look forward to offering you a very comprehensive, well-researched list of choices to get involved in and support so together, we can change the world, one youth change-maker at a time.
CHECK OUT OUR FIRST PODCAST EPISODE WHERE WE INTERVIEWED WORLD CHANGE-MAKER, SAMMIE VANCE OF SAMMIE’S BUDDY BENCHES
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.com and follow her on Instagram at @kidscansaveanimals.
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.
Ever since Addy was in first grade, she has been raising money and awareness for endangered mountain gorillas. Addy, now 13 years old, aims to make her projects educational, but also fun in order to captivate younger audiences. Over the past several years she has sold t-shirts, hosted three Gorilla Galas, initiated a Gorilla Hi 5 challenge, made gorilla toys and so much more. Through these efforts Gorilla Heroes has raised over $13,000 for The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and The Ellen Fund.
Meet Hollis. She’s 16 years old and the founder of Juggling For Jude where she raises a lot of money an awareness for cancer research using her talents juggling soccer balls. That’s not all she does, she also spends a lot of her time at appearances at special events and public speaking where she inspires a lot of other youth and adults to join in her cause. To date, she’s raised $480,000 with more than 1,800 different individuals donating to her cause.
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 DIRECTORY was last modified: April 9th, 2021 by Lorrie Holmes