be nice if these type of articles could be in book form with addresses to send money too,just an idea.
3 more students changing the world
I shared the examples of three teens who saw a need and stepped out on
a limb to meet it. So many of us may see a need, but we live in fear
of what it might cost us to make a difference. We need to hear more
Zachary Peskin, is 16, his older
brother, Adam, is autistic. Zachary noticed that his brother’s greatest joy
came from helping others. It was the little things: from setting the table to
setting up events at the local community center. Last year, it hit Zachary – if
his brother could give back a little, then the opportunity for the
developmentally disabled community to give back collectively was great. Last
year, Zachary started Special People Helping Others, or SpPHO.
When Taylor Crabtree was 7 years old
she started TayBear. Taylor made
hairclips to sell for extra money. She didn’t just go out and blow the money,
though. Instead, she used it to buy teddy bears for kids in the hospital with
cancer and chronic blood diseases. Taylor’s goal was to buy 50 bears for her
local hospital. But, she couldn’t resist the letters from kids (and kids at
heart) asking her for more bears to hug at night. Now, at 17, Taylor has donated
nearly 21,000 teddy bears to Hematology/Oncology departments across the
6. Zach Hunter: Zach
was shocked by the fact that slavery still exists in the world.
Inspired by is inspired by William Wilberforce, he founded the Amazing Change. It has the goal of helping to abolish slavery. Zach rote the book Be the Change.
It’s geared towards teens and twenty-somethings, telling them that they
can still make a difference in the world.