Stand Up! (Paperback)

75 Young Activists Who Rock the World and How You Can, Too!

By John Schlimm

Publishing Syndicate, 9780985060299, 265pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2013

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Description

Through their own voices and spirited calls to action, 75 of the world's most dynamic young activists share their extraordinary stories in this generation-defining collection for students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community service leaders. Tapping into today's global youth movement where social entrepreneurship and activism merge at the intersection of business, pop culture, and nonprofit work, these stories showcase young men and women--some of whom started their efforts as early as three years of age--bringing savvy compassion and unstoppable courage to and from locations all over the world, including Africa, Pakistan, India, Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, and the United States. Whether building freshwater wells in developing nations, fighting discrimination, saving animals, or honoring heroic soldiers, these are the young people on the frontlines, from mountain peaks to rainforests to school gardens and classrooms, changing the world for the better.Through their own voices and spirited calls to action, 75 of the world's most dynamic young activists share their extraordinary stories in this generation-defining collection for students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and community service leaders. Tapping into today's global youth movement where social entrepreneurship and activism merge at the intersection of business, pop culture, and nonprofit work, these stories showcase young men and women--some of whom started their efforts as early as three years of age--bringing savvy compassion and unstoppable courage to and from locations all over the world, including Africa, Pakistan, India, Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan, and the United States. Whether building freshwater wells in developing nations, fighting discrimination, saving animals, or honoring heroic soldiers, these are the young people on the frontlines, from mountain peaks to rainforests to school gardens and classrooms, changing the world for the better. Includes 75 photographs.



About the Author

John Schlimm has been an activist and advocate for healthy living, education, and the arts for more than two decades through his work with organizations such as the American Cancer Society; the American Red Cross; Citizens Against Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse; and the Humane Society. He has appeared on national media outlets including "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the "New York Times," "Martha Stewart Living's Everyday Food," NPR's "The Splendid Table," QVC, and "Fox & Friends." He lives in St. Marys, Pennsylvania.