So many people think the teen years are for partying, having fun, and creating a bridge into adulthood. Truthfully though, teens have been some of the most influential people in history.
From courageous teens like the girl who stood up for education, to the 17-year-old who spoke up in the heart of Nazi Germany, despite many adults being too afraid to. Teens have written bestsellers to help millions of other teenagers, started million-dollar corporations, and more than one teenager has been known to monetize their social media platform and inspire millions of teenagers around the world. And I can’t forget this brilliant 13-year-old who created a braille printer out of LEGOs!
In big ways or small, here are ten ways teenagers like you and me can make a difference!
I’d also love to recommend teens choosing a birthday to make their presents about someone else. Celebrate the gift of giving by asking for gifts that are for someone else. We like to call it – becoming a MOB’er. My One Birthday encourages kids to pick just One Birthday and give. What a difference it could make!!
Ellie Davis says
I like that you suggest teens mentor someone to help them become motivated. Teens are an amazing part of society and I think motivating them is very important. I think that having someone come and speak to large groups of teens could be very beneficial in this field. I wonder how many schools or programs consider having motivational speakers.