Youth-Led LemonAID Warriors Helps Kids Make Social Activism Part of Their Social Life
Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Lulu Cerone, who was a Top 10 finalist for the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award in 2017. Each year L'Oréal Paris and Points of Light recognize and celebrate Women of Worth who make a beautiful difference in their communities. Ten honorees each receive a $10,000 grant to support their most cherished cause, and an online vote determines one honoree who will receive an additional $25,000 grant. Nominations for 2018 are now open! If you know a woman who works to create lasting and significant change in her community, nominate her to be one of the 2018 Women of Worth.
Lulu Cerone was just 9 years old when an earthquake devastated Haiti, but the heartbreaking images she saw on the news inspired her to take action. She organized a boys vs. girls lemonade fundraiser in her class – bringing in $4,000 to support disaster relief efforts. The experience led her to create LemonAID Warriors, a youth activism organization that connects children to worthy causes and provides unique action plans to create tangible social good.
Since its inception, the LemonAID Warriors campaigns have reached millions of children around the globe and raised more than $120,000 to support projects benefitting vulnerable children. The organization’s unique PhilanthroParty action plans give children the tools they need to become effective and independent social activists. They also work with corporations to inspire young people to make social good a part of their social lives.
Lulu, now 18 years old, believes that integrating social activism, kindness and generosity into the lives of young children fosters positive habits that continue into adulthood.