Carla started a donation drive to collect books for local juvenile detention facilities. Learn how she got amazing results for her Climate Leaders Fellowship project and is now working to establish clubs at different high schools to bring juvenile prison reform to the public eye.
Matthew Lee is a 9th grader living in California. Through the Climate Leaders Fellowship, Matthew was able to learn about climate change in a way that was outside of his comfort zone and he was glad he did it.
Sunghoon is a 16-year-old student living on Jeju Island, an UNESCO Reserve. He has noticed the effects of climate change on the island and set out to raise awareness during the Climate Leaders Fellowship.
Audrey and Hanna from the Bay Area, California were project partners in the Climate Leaders Fellowship program. Learn how they launched a donation drive to donate many shoes to homeless shelters.
Grace joined the third cycle of the Climate Leaders Fellowship and raised funds to purchase and donate 450 pairs of socks! Read more about her project here.
High school students in the United Kingdom, Malaysia and the United States each launched their own donation drive project. Read on to learn more about their efforts and how these young changemakers made incredible impacts!
Those who have the desire to help others and get involved in their communities have what we call “Rustic Spirit”. Read how these teens in Colorado, New York and California are making a difference in the world.
Teens in Colorado and Nevada are working to create positive change in their communities. Read all about their inspiring actions!
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How can teens find their way in a seemingly angry world? Travel is one helpful tool.
Students traveling to Arizona not only see the area's natural wonders, but they also learn about food insecurity during their service work. Plus, they walk back in time to get a glimpse at what life was like for the region's age-old indigenous groups.
Read about teens in Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Montana who are doing great work in their local communities.
Students sometimes get a chance to sample snacks like fried creepy crawlies when they are traveling. Here are a few of the unusual foods you may encounter while on the road.
Teens with Rustic Spirit assist others in need and brighten people's days through acts of service. These students embody this spirit and are making a positive impact wherever they go.
Before leaving for a travel program, there are many things students need for the journey. Here are suggestions for items that make great gifts.
There's much to celebrate in a world with different cultures and religions.
Most teens head to Florida or Mexico for Spring Break, but that may not be the best place to go. Farther south, the weather is often ideal in March and April. That gives students plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun, ride some fantastic waves and give back to the local community.
It's been many years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but some communities never fully recovered. Students from Southern California learned why during a week designed for lessons outside the classroom.
Our Giving Tuesday goal is to raise $100,000 for scholarships. Such efforts are partially inspired by one of the best thank you notes we've ever received.
Teens and young adults around the world are positively impacting their communities. We are celebrating these teens in Rustic Spirit Spotlights. Check out these changemakers doing amazing work!