Do Something

Work and school are calling most of us back to the grind tomorrow, albeit with new resolutions, maybe a new sweater, and likely a few new pounds. It’s a great time to hit the ground running.

Do Something is an organization all about empowering teenagers—a generation committed to change and bettering the world. Their proclaimed purpose: “We believe young people have the power to make a difference. It is our aim to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of do-ers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

Our website is a community where young people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Currently, only 23% of this generation actively volunteers. Our hope is to create a do something generation: a world where more than 51% of young people are involved with community action.”

Their online tools give kids the means and inspiration to take on challenges that fire them up. There are categories of volunteering projects in which to expend their own considerable energy as well as support to create their own new projects (along with the possibility of grants awarded to fund fledgling volunteer programs).

This doesn’t create leaders—teens are leaders by nature—and here are structures and new ways of thinking to support them as they excel more and more in the new year.

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