Teens Who Make a Difference in Rural Communities: Youth Outreach Organizations and Community Action

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422200131
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: Youth in Rural North America Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,171,118
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Analyzing Activism: The Wallop of One     9
Helping Hearth and Home: Profiles of Local Impact     25
Reaching the Region: Profiles of County, State, and Provincial, Impact     49
Changing the World: Profiles of National and International Impact     61
Championing the Cause: Profiles of Issue-Specific Impact     77
Further Reading     89
For More Information     90
Glossary     92
Index     93
Picture Credits     95
Author & Consultant Biographies     96
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