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Do Something!: A Handbook for Young Activists Spiral-bound – October 24, 2010
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“This guide to activism includes simple, do-able ways for kids of all ages to make a difference.”
―Boston Parents’ Paper
--Judy Vredenburge, President & CEO, Girls Incorporated
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is cool b/c it breaks all that stuff down step by step, so that no matter your age you can make a difference in a real way in your OWN way. Definitely giving to my little sister as one of her Christmas presents so that she can use it to be a leader in a way I wasn't able to!
The book is divided into five main sections:
-- "See it" helps readers figure out where their passions ("things") are
-- "Believe it" helps them flesh out why the problem is important
-- "Build it" helps them figure out what to do about their issue. It has 32 off-the-shelf ideas for animal welfare, disaster relief, anti-discrimination, education, environmental, health, human rights, poverty, anti-violence, peace, and anti-homelessness, plus a section where readers can flesh out their own ideas for projects.
-- "Do it" helps readers figure out the details, from the mission statement to project name to petitions.
-- Finally "Reflect it" helps readers figure out what worked, what didn't, how to keep the momentum going (thank you notes!) or how to pass on the torch to someone else.
The ideas presented range from the simple - volunteering, writing letters - to the complex--organizing toy drives and art exhibits. Regardless of where readers' passion takes them, this book is sure to simultaneously energize them and make sure they are practical in achieving their goals.
I would recommend this book highly to tweens and teens looking to make a difference. It would also make a great resource for afterschool programs, church groups, etc. Heck, even college students and members of the community in general will find it a quick, fun, and thorough way to get their thoughts organized. My one caveat is that while the book is made to be written on, it might be better to have a separate project notebook, so the book can be used again and again.
I found the links in the text to templates were no longer available, but the pages copy pretty easily if you don't want to write in the book.
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I am getting this book for our whole Girl Scout Troop. I have a really hard time using the current Journey books. I just think they are honestly a waste. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Scifi/Fantasy Fan
A great inspiration for developing young people's leadership skills. It opened doors for our grandchildren. A positive learning tool. Thank youPublished on March 5, 2013 by Marilyn Prince
I bought this for my sister for Christmas and she loves it! She is a future activist in the making and I can totally see her using this book to it's fullest potential. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by I'mgonnawrite