Join a Team
So, you want to change the world. Chances are you can’t do it alone. Try joining a team. You’ll make new friends and feel part of the group. You’ll learn how to share with others. And you’ll be there for others when they need it. Best of all, you will learn to get along with people you might not always hang out with.
There are many sports teams you could try out. There are also dance teams, newspapers, choirs, and many other clubs.
Stand Up for Justice
Have you ever gotten into trouble for something you didn’t do? Well, that isn’t fair! But injustice happens every day, in small ways and big ways.
It takes courage to speak up when you see injustice. You see someone being picked on. What do you do? Find a safe way to say or do something. That might mean speaking to a teacher, coach, or parent. Or it might mean saying to the person, “I’m sorry that happened.”
“Be the change that you
wish to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi, social activist
Think of yourself as an investigator. You want to figure out how stuff works. Or, why things are the way they are. Ask all the questions you have until you find the answers you’re looking for.
Walk the Talk
Have you ever been kind to someone’s face? But then you talk about them behind their back. Don’t say one thing and do another!
Want more suggestions on how to change the world? Read “100 Ways to Make the World Better!” by Lisa M. Gerry