“Young activists today are not only lighting up the four corners of the globe with their humanitarian work and public service, now in
Stand Up! they inspire, challenge, and show other young people that changing the world begins with each one of us taking a step forward!” —Tavis Smiley, author,
The Rich and the Rest of Us“The young environmentalists and activists featured in
Stand Up! are real-life examples of what will be required for us to create long-lasting, sustainable solutions for our world and all the species who share it. I am inspired and delighted by their courage, vision, and tenacity.” —Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation
"The courage, compassion, and vision of the young people featured in Stand Up! should inspire everyone, regardless of age, to champion for a world of equality, respect, and inclusion for all. I am in awe of the ingenuity and bravery of today's youth leaders: many have stared down prejudice, bullying, and stigma to change schools and communities for the better. My hope is that these stories will embolden bystanders to become up-standers." —Timothy P. Shriver, PhD, chairman and CEO, Special Olympics
"Stand Up! profiles many young energetic people who will make the world a better place. It will inspire many young people to take the initiative to do a project that will make a real difference in people's lives." —Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures
About the Author
John Schlimm has been an activist and advocate for healthy living, education, and the arts for more than two decades through his work with organizations such as the American Cancer Society; the American Red Cross; Citizens Against Physical, Sexual & Emotional Abuse; and the Humane Society. He has appeared on national media outlets including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living’s Everyday Food, NPR’s The Splendid Table, QVC, and Fox & Friends. He lives in St. Marys, Pennsylvania.