Teens Who Make a Difference in Rural Communities: Youth Outreach Organizations and Community Actionby Jean Otto Ford
Have you ever complained about the tap water at home or in your school water fountains? How about all the trash along the road or in a local creek or park? Did you do anything about your complaints? How did you feel when you saw the images of 9/11, or heard about the 2004 tsunami or the AIDS epidemic in Africa? What do you think when you encounter a person with a disability at school, or a senior citizen struggling with a heavy grocery-store door, or a homeless person in your path? The rural teens highlighted in this book not only noticed a need, but they found a way to change what they saw. They may have grown up in the country-but they reached out and touched the world!
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