Now-a-days the young people play a role in lifting communities up and driving to do better by those who are marginalized. These three youth activists, you may have not heard of, are challenging gender stereotypes, mobilizing their communities to care for the environment. They are igniting change in the world, and this is what we need to see.
Thandiwe Abdullah is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Youth Vanguard and helped create the Black Lives Matter in Schools program, which was then adopted by the National Education Association. She says her biggest victory was helping to end random searches in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
14-year-old David Wicker lives in Italy and has been organizing groups of students to protest via Fridays for Future in Turin, Italy and internationally with the purpose of asking governments all around the world to place the Climate Change issue as their top priority in their agendas and to start respecting the regulation of international agreements and treaties.
If you need a new female role model, meet Luisa Naubauer. At 23, poised and calm, she is talking the talk and walking the walk. She is a geography student, activist and member of the German environmentalist Green Party, and in the last year, she has become the German face of the “Fridays for Future” climate protection rallies.