Give us a comment. Let us know what you are doing. Have you started a recycling program at your school, are you a Best Buddy, have you collected money for a favorite charity or do you help out an elderly neighbor? Dallas Jessup, age 17, began a community service project that turned into a non-profit called Just Yell Fire, which supports programs that teach girls how to physically protect themselves from predators and sexual assault. Young Revolutionaries Who Rock: An Insider’s Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time tells Jessup’s story and provides inspiration to teens looking for ways to volunteer and make this world a better place.
Last year, environmental science students at Maconaquah High School in Bunker Hill, Indiana, researched eco-friendly lunch trays. They presented their findings to the school board and school lunches at the high school are now served on the new trays.
No matter how small or how large your contribution to the community is, share your activities with us in the comment field. Maybe your story will inspire other teens to make a difference, too.
Looking for ideas? Check out these titles:
PeaceJam: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace by Dawn Gifford Engle TEEN 303.66 ENG
Volunteering: The Ultimate Teen Guide by Kathlyn Gay 361.37 GAY
Young Revolutionaries Who Rock: An Insider’s Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time by Dallas Jessup TEEN 361.763 JES
The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis TEEN 303.484 LEW
The Ultimate Volunteer Guidebook for Young People by Christine Reyna Maxwell 361.37083 MAX
Generation FIX: Young Ideas for a Better World by Elizabeth Rusch j361.2
Generation Green : The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life by Linda Sivertsen TEEN 333.72 SIV