6 teens who are changing the world
In 2013, Lizzie created a bully prevention assembly for Elementary and Middle school students. The initiative combines anti-bullying and music. She is the creator of “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day” Tour. The theme of the tour comes from the words Sider’s father spoke to her when she was struggling with the teasing and ridicule in her Elementary school years.
Bangtan Boys (BTS), is a seven-member South Korean boy band. In 2017, K-pop band has joined forces with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to stage campaigns against violence toward children and teens around the world, with the hope of making the world a better place through music.
In October 2014, at age 17 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. After surviving an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, she co-founded the Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin to champion every girl’s right to a twelve years of free, safe and quality education.
Capri Everitt is a Canadian singer and children’s activist. Everitt sang the national anthem in 80 countries. She was eleven years old at the end of the tour. Capri sang each country’s national anthem in its own language, singing in a total of 41 different languages. The purpose of the tour was to raise money and awareness for orphaned and abandoned children.
She is the daughter of conservationist Steve Irwin, also knowns as “The Crocodile Hunter” who died after pierced in the heart by a stingray barb while filming, and Terri Irwin, owner of the Australian Zoo.
When she was 8 years old, she launched “Bindi the Jungle Girl” to encourage more kids to get interested in animals and wildlife conservation.
Amariyanna Copeny “Little Miss Flint”
When she was 8-years-old, Mari Copeny wrote a letter to President Obama, asking him to meet with her and a group of people coming to Washington D.C. to watch congressional hearings on the Flint water crisis.
A few days later, Copeny’s mother received a call letting her known that, actually, the President would be coming to Flint instead, and would like to meet her.
Our Kids Are Losing Their Empathy…
College students who hit campus after 2000 have empathy levels 40% lower than those who came before them, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science by University of Michigan researchers.
It is more important than ever for students to develop skills such as empathy and anger management to overcome social-emotional challenges.
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