I was COMPLETELY inspired by Natalie Warne’s TEDxTeen talk! Rather than worrying about what limited her, she looked beyond the confusion and conformity of high school and realized her potential to combat social injustice.
The video is a great teaching tool for parents and educators who want to give kids an opportunity to engage positively in their community and in public policy. It’s compelling proof that you don’t need to be Bill Gates, Oprah, or Leymah Gbowee to save the world. Rather, Warne demonstrates it’s up to the anonymous extraordinaries, “people who work selflessly and vigorously for what they believe in,” “people who are motivated by conviction and not recognition.”
Clearly, all of us can strive to make a positive impact, no matter how fill in the blank we are!
- Leymah Gbowee’s Back for More (thedailybeast.com)
- For Teen Offenders, Hope in a Jury of Their Peers (opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Book Review: Broad Exposure to Social Justice Issues (faithsowers.org)
- New Book Delves into Specifics of Successful Social Justice Efforts (prweb.com)
- The Gandhi Way – Engaging Youth in Global Citizenship (sustainablelibraries.wordpress.com)