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Activism For Kids

Teach children about social and environmental activism with these activities.

Homeschooled children and teens have the time for activism that kids in school just don’t have!

by Innosanto Nagara
Read Inside
“A is for Activist”is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents’ values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.”

Action For Nature
Take personal action to improve the environment and make this world a better place for humans and nature.

American Red Cross: Take a Class
Teens who may be considering futures in health or emergency preparation fields can take courses and help in emergencies both locally and internationally. Consider creating a box full of homeschool essentials, for example, for a family who has lost their home.

Amnesty International for Students and Youth
Our vibrant student and youth groups undertake public demonstrations and letter writing, to teach-ins and face to face meetings with elected and appointed officials.

Children’s Rights
Briefing papers for students. The CRC envisions the ‘whole child’ as a full, valuable, participating member of society. Ideas and resources to take action.

Edible Landfill Recipe
How to assemble a model landfill to learn how a modern trash dump works.

Energy Quest
Worried about the electric power crisis, rolling blackouts? Here are some things kids can do to help conserve energy.

Environmental Explorer’s Club
The US Environmental Protection Agency shows kids what they can do to protect our precious resources, to help keep air and water pure.

Games For Change
Directory of games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and/or tolerant society.

Global March Against Child Labour
Learn about the lives, struggles, hardships and dangers of working children. Use the resources provided to learn and take action to make difference!

Global Gang
Real life news, great games, global gossip, and lots more fun for kids who are curious about kids in other cultures. Based on the international work of Christian Aid.

Global Warming Kids Site
Earth has warmed by about 1ºF over the past 100 years. But why? And how? Well, scientists are not exactly sure. The Earth could be getting warmer on its own, but many of the world’s leading climate scientists think that things people do are helping to make the Earth warmer. Trump has removed this page. He does not want children to learn about global warming. Try Climate Basics for Kids.

The facts and truth of the annual Atlantic Canadian harp seal slaughter.

Jane Goodall Institute: Roots & Shoots Global Peace Initiative
Since September 11th, Roots & Shoots has worked hard to develop a response to the tragedy – a pathway that we can follow to positive action.

Juliana v. U.S. – Climate Lawsuit
Youth filed this constitutional climate lawsuit. Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources. One of the youth is homeschooled.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
Like dogs? Consider raising a puppy to be a search and rescue dog.

NARHA is now the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International 
Volunteer your time, your barn, or your horse to help handicapped children feel better.

Not For Ourselves Alone
The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. How kids can also be a force for improvement in their communities. From PBS.

Peace Corps
Are you about to turn 18, but know that college or career or the military are not the right move for you? Consider joining the Peace Corps to live abroad and work on a wide range of projects. [Note: This program may be cut with President Trumps current budget proposal.]

This is an animal rights group. Some of the material on this page may be disturbing. Please view this site with your parent. PETA has suggestions about alternatives to dissection and about actively protesting the treatment of animals by zoos, circuses and rodeos.

Room to Read’s Students Helping Students
By taking the initiative and starting fundraising projects at their school, church, or community group, students will cultivate valuable leadership skills as well as feel empowered that they can be agents of change in the world.

So many ways that you can help save the earth! Issues made easy to understand, from AIDs to Wind Power.

The Student Conservation Association
SCA provides high school students and college students alike with meaningful conservation service internships and volunteer opportunities in our National Parks, Forests and other public lands. Enjoy adventure, gain experience, and make a difference.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
How Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF helped other children around the world.

WE for Families
Free The Children’s mission is to create a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. And we couldn’t have a better blueprint for success: the organization was founded by Craig Kielburger in 1995 when he gathered 11 school friends to begin fighting child labour. He was 12.

Young Voices for the Planet
The Young Voices for the Planet films feature other youth your age who care about the Earth and are taking action. Watch the movies and see what other young people are doing. We hope the films will inspire you to action. Your voices COUNT! You can make a difference!

Zombie Pandemic: Preparedness 101
This website was created by the CDC to help educators teach middle school aged children the basics of emergency preparedness and response using a fun, fictitious scenario. [Note: This program may be cut with President Trump’s current budget proposal.]

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