“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Although there are limitations for kids when it comes to impacting our democratic society, there are many actions that can be taken to make a difference. More and more, young people are realizing the world they are inheriting is being shaped now. To become a change agent, 21st-century kids need to care about something bigger than themselves and feel empowered they can make a difference. The Los Angeles Public Library provides resources that address how to implement change and positively impact the future.
Real Kids Making a Difference
Kids who are making a difference provide great role models for others to follow. Readers will find inspiration in the following resources and learn how young change agents execute their efforts.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”—Anne Frank
Benefits of Volunteering
It’s not unusual for volunteers to say they receive many benefits from their volunteer experiences. Whether they are referring to social benefits or feelings of goodwill, giving back and contributing to the greater good is rewarding.
“Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others only to discover we have made a difference in our own.”—Ellie Braun-Haley