Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans face food scarcity? That includes 15 million kids under the age of 17 who are not getting the food they need. But kids and teens also have the power to provide solutions to hunger-related issues – which is why generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, is launching the third annual Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign.
Ten extraordinary kids and teens from across the country came together for three days in New York City to highlight their work as changemakers, learn how to expand their impact, and inspire other youth to take action. These 10 young people have been recognized as Hasbro Community Action Heroes for their outstanding work in their communities and beyond by generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, and Hasbro Inc.’s as part of the company's BE FEARLESS BE KIND initiative.
It’s this time of the year when the promise of peace and goodwill seems especially precious to me. Maybe even more so this year, which has unfolded against a backdrop of divisiveness, community unrest, a negative election cycle, and growing disparity. The images and messages affect all of us, including the youngest members of our society. A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that "teachers have noticed increased bullying, harassment and intimidation of students.”
The holidays are a great time to get kids and teens involved in spreading joy and giving back! Finding a cause they’re passionate about and doing a service project to contribute to that cause helps them develop compassion for others, be kind and support their community.