Kids Can Change The World
"All Kids Can Change The World. We Just Need To Work Together And Believe We Can Do Great Things." Bria
Kids are changing the world and that makes me super excited!
Every time I hear about kids who are doing their part I like to share their story so that way they know how BIG their actions really are. I also like to send them prizes too because Kids Who Are Changing The World are AWESOME!
If you would like to Nominate a Kid Who is Changing The World please fill out the form below
Addy has been a fierce lover of the endangered mountain gorillas since the first grade. She started raising awareness for these animals by making posters and holding lemonade stands—the proceeds from which she would donate to gorilla conservation groups. In November 2017 Addy wanted to kick things up a notch. She tried to start a viral fundraising campaign similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, calling it the Pie-Face Challenge. The idea being that you get nominated, get pied, make a donation, then nominate others. The idea didn’t really catch on beyond our immediate circle of friends and family, so she moved on to her next idea...creating her own informative gorilla website. She named it Gorilla Heroes. Her grandfather helped her create a logo, which lead into a T-shirt fundraiser. Then the pie-face idea came back into play. For every shirt bought or donation made to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Addy got pied. She raised quite a bit of money and caught the attention of the Board of Directors for DFGF and media outlets.
Addy was having fun selling shirts and getting pied, but she really wanted to create an interactive experience and come up with a way to get other people, especially kids, to be as excited about gorilla conservation as she is. So she came up with the idea of hosting a Gorilla Gala! This annual event is a fun way for kids and their families to come together and learn about gorilla conservation. Several companies and organizations have supported this event including Gorilla Glue, Go Ape Treetop Adventures and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, The Ellen Fund, King Kong Alive on Broadway, and The Washington Nationals just to name a few. Addy has so far hosted two Gorilla Galas and the events have raised over $3500 for the Fossey and Ellen Funds. Addy continues to come up with fun and creative ways to raise awareness. She launched a
#GorillaPie Challenge for World Gorilla Day and a #GorillaHi5 initiative connecting gorilla lovers from around the world. The cast of King Kong Alive on Broadway even participated and shared Addy’s GorillaHi5 challenge😊. To date she has raised over $8,686 for gorilla conservation. In September 2019 Addy was named on of 15 winners of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Addy looks forward to future projects that help gorillas. She also hopes to collaborate more with other kid conversationalists!
❤🦍❤Addy is Changing the World!!!❤🦍❤
“If someone is lonely they can go sit on the bench and others know to go up and ask them to play”
Sammie liked that idea of recycling and decided that would be a great way to get the community involved and would also cost a lot less than a new bench.
Recently she was a guest on the Today Show where Walgreen’s announced all 150 Indiana Walgreen’s stores would collect their stock caps for her all summer! They collected 15,000 lbs! Enough for 75 Buddy Benches that were spread through Indiana!
The project continues to grow as more people are collecting caps and wanting to do this in their own community all over the country and world.
Her website is
Facebook: Sammie’s Buddy Bench Project
Leila of Texas is know as 'Lelia the Pet Vet' for her enormous love for animals and her passion to make change. She has created a coloring book that supports her local Humane Society and she is an active YouTuber that shares important facts about some really important animals. Lelia doesn't let her age get in the way, she is ready to make change and that is why she is recognized in #kidsCanChangeTheWorld Congratulations on your success and the world's animals need your loving voice! Learn more about her journey here.
"We were inspired to create Bennett Brothers Balm when our friend Timmy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in May of 2016. We couldn't believe that someone so young, active and healthy could have cancer. It seemed impossible. We knew right away that we wanted to do something to help him feel better and also raise money for cancer research. We learned that cancer patients' lips and skin can get very dry from chemo treatments, so we decided that making and selling a lip balm would be a great idea! Bennett Brothers Balm is a line of all-natural, chemical-free, vegan, lip & body balm products made with LOVE in Malden, MA. 100% of our profits are donated to cancer research."
Learn more About these AMAZING kids here!
Ryleigh wanted to help the animals of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Through her school and community , she collected food, bedding, leashes, toys... for both dogs and cats. All of it went down to “Big Dog Ranch “ in Florida. She has also recently started making cat and dog treats to raise funds for my local shelter. This summer she had the best time volunteering for a farm animal rescue farm , for abandoned and abused farm animal. “Billy’s New Hope Farms”
Justin's Save the Frogs Project:
A first grader's attempt to save the frogs and the environment too.
"My name is Justin. I am in first grade and I know a lot about frogs. There are over 4,000 different types of frogs that live around the world. Scientists are shocked that so many frogs are dying. People are destroying their homes and pollution and pesticides make them sick. I created Justin’s Save the Frogs Project so I could help the frogs and the planet too."
Way to Go Justin!!!! #KidsCanChangeTheWorld 2018
Meet Matty and Will, they are doing Amazing things for the Blue-Footed Booby! They created their own foundation to raise money for these adorable Galapagos Birds. They sell Blue Socks with proceeds going to fund conservation, research and support for this wildly entertaining Blue-footed friend! Congratulations on all of your hard work! You guys are Awesome!! #KidsCanChangeTheWorld
Destiny and Alexzander of Iowa are making a Big impact for Shelter Pets in their area. With the clever and creative idea to paint cups and make baked goods and then sell / trade them, they are over their half way fundraising goal of $500!! Wow! Plus they have donated 3lg bags of dog food,1sm bag of dog food, 2 bags of cat food and 5 bags of cat treats. Way to go! You two are #KidsCanChangeTheWorld!
Meet Evie, a 9 year old who inspired others by dressing up like Dr. Jane Goodall. She raised over $900 and was featured on (POTM) the Roots and Shoots website! She didn't just dress up, she chose to care and make a positive difference. That is why we are celebrating her! She is #KidsCanChangeTheWorld !!
Meet 10-year-old Karlee Albertson. For 4 years, Karlee has been painting nails to raise money to adopt families in need at Christmas. At just 7 years old, Karlee decided she wanted to do something to help those at Christmas that needed a little extra help. So that is when she started painting nails for a cause,.. Karlee's Cause! So far this year, she has raised $6328 and over the last 4 years she has raised a total of $14,152, and provided Christmas presents for 127 people. Karlee’s dream would be that EVERYONE EVERYWHERE has a gift under the Christmas tree. Karlee, you are so amazing!! You are changing the world for many families and we are so proud to know you!
Meet Camryn. A 9 year old who is using her love for wildlife and artistic talents to change the world for animals! Way to go Camryn! We love to share about #KidsChangingTheWorld If you know of a kid who is doing good and making a difference let us know! "I Love your snow leopard Camryn, it is so cool!" Bria
It is close to being extinct, because most of the bamboo forests it lives in are being destroyed to build new houses and cities.
What can we do to help the Giant Panda ?
Breeding programs, and replanting bamboo forests can help this bear survive." ~Harrison
If you or someone you know are inspired and want to help Bria's fundraising efforts you can donate funds to the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW in Bria's name!