Christian Warren serves as a sibling support model for his 11-year-old nonverbal autistic sister An'jinae. She has trouble communicating and transitioning and in a special loving way, Christian offers support and guidance throughout her adaptive gymnastics class.
At his school, Christian serves as a support to struggling students in his 2nd grade class. He helps the students catch up with the subjects they need the most help in be it reading math science or social studies.
Christian also gave up his bowling time to attend Scouting for Food with his fellow Cub Scout, Pack 3068 Jamestown NC in order to collect food for the animals in our local animal shelter.
County: Guilford North Carolina, USA
School: Montlieu Academy of Technology
Luca Berardi is a 9 year old, a singer and actor and has started an organisation called YARH (young animal rescue heroes) to network with other kids to create awareness for endangered animals.
He has started a paper collection for recycling to help the environment and money raised from waste sold goes towards activities related to saving and awareness for Kenyan endangered animals.
Location: Nairobi , Kenya
School: School of Nations
In 2012 Jack founded an organization called 'Change by YOUth', igniting
positive change locally and globally through volunteerism, leadership and
Since an early age, Jack has been an active volunteer in his
community; whether it's cooking breakfast for those less fortunate,
organizing food drives in support of a local food bank, volunteering at the
YMCA, planting hundreds of trees for Conservation Halton's Trees for
Watershed program, coordinating and participating in several shoreline
cleanups with 'The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup', and conducting
environmental workshops as a trained facilitator for EcoMentors.
Jack currently serves on several advisory and steering committees in his
community and advocates for many social justice initiatives. Since 2012
Jack has participated in a monthly Intergenerational Program at a local
senior’s home where he volunteers his time teaching crafts and other
Location: Oakville Ontario, Canada
School: Pope John Paul II Elementary School
Luisa Macena is 13 years old and Paula Macena is 11 years old. They have
been active helping other kids since they were very young. When Luisa was 8
she cut her hair to donate to kids with cancer. When Paula was 7 she did
When Luisa was 9 she was an advocate for the animals and even
helped to promote a bike parade to create awareness about it.
For the last year Luisa and her sister Paula have put their efforts in an Anti-Bullying campaign. They created a facebook page called Anti-Bullying Project to help kids who have been bullied and they made wrist bands to sell to friends and people they know. The money will be used to buy awareness material for the schools. They are now in the process of organizing an Anti-Bullying Walk-thon for September
They have a huge heart for people and are always willing to help
others, that's why I think they are heroes.
County: Bordentown New Jersey, USA
School: Meadow View Junior Academy
For the past 4 years, Reshini Premaratne has been a volunteer at and has
served as her school's ambassador for The Daily Planet. Currently, she is
a member of the Youth Philanthropy Project at The Community Foundation and
a participant in the Outdoor Leadership Institute at the Blue Sky Fund.
Reshini has also singlehandedly created the X-Out Homelessness campaign in 2010. The X-Out Homelessness campaign is a youth-led campaign dedicated to raising funds for and awareness about the issue of homelessness. The main event of this
campaign is X-Out day where students wear duct tape X's on their shirts
and carry information cards to raise awareness. However, the campaign also
holds bake sales and needs drives. Another event is the skate night that
X-Out Homelessness hosts at SkateNation as a way to further raise money and
awareness. The campaign will also be hosting a charity figure skating show
this year with participants from all over the Greater Richmond area.
X-Out Homelessness campaign has reached over 20 schools and 10,000 students
and it has donated over 5,000 dollars and 250 pounds of items to the
County: Glen Allen Virginia, USA
School: Maggie L. Walker Governor's School
Elayna Hasty has been actively involved with community service since she was 6 years old just going to nursing homes to mingle with the residents and playing Bingo. As she became older her mom noticed Elayna’s love of animals so they started visiting and helping at their local animal shelter but it was when she was only 9 years old Elayna really felt that she needed to take a stand.
Elayna had some experiences with bullying, but it was when her friend that she cared a great deal about faced the same issue she came up with GAB Girls (Girls Against Bullying Girls).
Elayna’s friend was so devastated from other girls being purposely mean that her mom took her out of public school and started to home school her. Elayna and her friend would talk like young girls do, but not about childhood things. They would talk about hurt feelings from others and how they could still stay strong despite the cruel insults.
County: Montpelier Ohio, USA
School: Montpelier Elementary School
Jen Rubino is a driven and inspirational teen who has taken her own pain
and turned it into a charity impacting thousands of people. Her own
experiences as a "hospitalized kid" undergoing more than 20 surgeries in the
hospital to treat a connective tissue illness made her realize there is a
need for ways to brighten the days of hospitalized kids and teens.
why she started Cards for Hospitalized Kids(CFHK) in 2011, a charitable
organization that distributes uplifting handmade cards to hospitalized kids
nationwide. CFHK also provides other support such as recovery inspiration
journals, letters, hats for chemo patients and more. Though CFHK began
locally it has grown into a movement with people around the nation and
abroad--schools, churches, teams, individuals, families and more--sending
in handmade cards for Jen's organization to distribute to hospitals.
Celebrities such as Actress Lucy Hale, Olympian Aly Raisman, Singer Jesse
McCartney and more are also involved and send autographs to Jen for kids to
receive along with the cards. Over 19,000 hospitalized kids in more than
200 hospitals nationwide have received cards from Jen and her charitable
organization. Through her charity, Jen is also making an impact of another
kind by inspiring others to give back and persevere through their own
County: Park Ridge Illinois, USA
School: Keystone National High School
10-year-old Toronto-based Hannah Alper, one of the most popular kid bloggers, launched her STOP, START AND CONTINUE campaign for Earth Hour 2013, happening March 23rd and also Earth Day on April 22nd.
Hannah said children and kids are passionate about supporting causes that
promote help and change for the environment. “Earth Hour should be a time
to connect with your family and friends to talk about and renew your
commitment to the environment. This Pledge and certificate encourages
individuals and families to consider what they can do - STOP, START and
CONTINUE in the year ahead for the well-being of the environment. Earth
Hour encourages all of us to unplug and shut off. I want people to really
think about why they are shutting down for the hour and think about what
they can do to help. We can all do something.”
Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada
My name is Jessica Carscadden. I started the "We Care Bears Project".
One day I was cleaning out my stuffed animals and a lot of them were almost
new, many still had the tags on them. The fire department comes into contact with children at fires, auto accidents or EMT calls. The kids they meet are often scared. I thought kids would be less scared if they fireman had a stuffed animal to give them. The fireman didn't have any stuffed animals and they were happy I donated mine.
I am only one girl and I took all of my animals to the fire department but
I know the police department also comes into contact with kids who are
scared so I made a plan.
I talked to the principal at my school, Dr. Newman, and asked him if I could ask the whole school to donate stuffed animals. Then maybe we could have enough stuffed animals to put some in the trunk of all the police cars at our local Sheriff's station AND in the fire trucks and ambulance. Dr. Newman thought it was a good idea and that maybe if I presented it to the Monterey Ridge Elementary School Student Council they could help me with the project.
County: San Diego California, USA
School: Monterey Ridge Elementary
عرض عبدالمقيت عبدالمنان فكرةً تخدم
البيئة في إمارة أبوظبي والعالم. فبعد أن
شهد حملة الإمارات خالية من الأكياس
البلاستيكية عام 2010، تأثر بها وتفتقت
مخيلته عن فكرة عملية تخدم هذه الحملة.
قام عبدالمقيت بابتكار آلية معينة وبسيطة
لتحويل أوراق الصحف اليومية إلى أكياس
مختلفة الحجم لحمل الأشياء وحفظها، بدلاً
من استخدام الأكياس البلاستيكية التي
تحتاج إلى مئات السنين كي تتحلل.
وصار مشروع هذه الفكرة هوايته الأولى التي
يعمل على إنجازها يومياً. وخلال سنة واحدة
تقريباً، تبرع بأكثر من 4000 كيس ورقي في
أبوظبي، وأقام العديد من المحاضرات في
المدارس والهيئات والمؤسسات الحكومية
والخاصة عن كيفية إعادة تدوير الأوراق
وأضرار الأكياس البلاستيكية على البيئة.
كما قام بتوزيع عدد من أكياسه الورقية على
محلات البقالات في منطقته.
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Native Language: Arabic
School: Abu Dhabi Indian School
Kylie Norwood has committed to volunteering for ELL Summer School for 6 hours a week for 5 weeks.
Kylie set out to start literacy libraries for ELL students. Her goal was to collect 355 books, 1 for each ELL student in WCPS, but to date she has collect over 400. In addition, she created a reading inventory for my staff to distribute to their students. Then Wednesday the 27 of March she came to school with me to distribute the books to the students.
County: Frederick Maryland, USA
School: Thurmont Middle School
Amanda Harville decided this year for her birthday she wanted to give instead of get. She gave up her birthday presents and asked everyone to donate dog food, treats, toys or money to help her sponsor a foster dog named Izzy.
To date she has raised $947.66! She also has dog food, treats and toys that were donated to her project. We have also made fleece dog ropes to donate to the organization Izzy is being fostered through. Amanda has worked hard for the past 2 1/2 months to raise as much money as she could to help this foster dog.
County: Greensboro North Carolina, USA
School: Sumner Elementary School
Ava O'Donoghue is a great child who cares so much for the welfare of animals. She is a life long vegetarian. In her school of 160 she is the only vegetarian.
Ava recently saved her own money to pay for two stray cats to be neutered.
In Ireland, where we are from, it is a big farming community dominated by meat eaters. Ava doesn't let people's opinions stand in the way of her beliefs. She is a member of the Green Schools committee and her hopes are that animal cruelty will stop.
Location: Murroe Limerick, Ireland
School: Scoil Mhuire
14-year old Winter Vinecki initially had thoughts of racing as a means of bringing light to the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. This all changed one spring morning in 2008. Winter found her true cause in which to race for, founding Team Winter (501 (c) 3) to honor her dad.
In May 2008, Winter experienced personal hardship that would prove to be the defining moment in her life and career as an athlete. After a series of medical tests, her dad, Michael, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of prostate cancer. The grim prognosis was met not only with sadness but with determination. Winter vowed to do everything in her power to put an end to prostate cancer and help find a cure so that other families wouldn't have to endure the personal hardships that hers were going through. Thus, Team Winter became a vessel for funding prostate cancer research and raising prostate cancer awareness on a global scale.
County: Salem Oregon, USA
School: Stanford University Online High School
Owen Byrne's love for origami led him to Origami Salami and the Folding for Good project, which folded peace cranes for distribution to the Sandy Hook, CT, community. He organized 'folding parties' at both his school and his local Cub Scout pack, and through his efforts, was able to gather nearly 500 peace cranes.
Owen lives by a simple motto: do one good deed a day. As a result, he has volunteered his time at local food pantries and homeless lunches, as well as for various charities, including collecting personal hygiene items and delivering them to families affected by Superstorm Sandy. He is the first to volunteer, and his enthusiasm inspires both family and friends to take action, too.
County: Ridgewood New York, USA
School: St. Matthias
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