Saturday, June 16, 2018

Young Leaders to Save the Day

For the last several years, our 3rd grade teachers have taught a very successful unit on Leadership. Rather than focusing on the Thomas Jeffersons or Rosa Parks of history, they instead turn the table and focus on kids or teens who are leading the way, today. It's a phenomenal unit, and the 3rd graders walk away being inspired to take action themselves, at their own age.

This year, along with having many of their tried and true favorites, they also tapped into the Baron Prize for Young Hero's Winners for 2017. Annually, the Baron Prize winners are announced early fall. This year, September 17th is the day for the 2018 winners. Their mission:
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment.
Mother Nature Network did a phenomenal summary on each of the 2017 Baron Prize winners. Be sure to read their article to walk away feeling good about all the things these 20 kids have done to take positive action for our world!

Other kids out there taking action & going for the greater good that I've written about in the past:

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