PARENTS – GET YOUR TEENS OFF THE COUCH AND ONTO THE FRONT LINES OF YOUTH ACTIVISM
- A How-To Guide From High-Impact Teens Who Are Calling All Heroes
Portland, OR March 20, 2009: Every parent knows it’s nearly impossible to inspire their teenagers to get up and get involved but a surprisingly simple answer is found in Young Revolutionaries Who Rock, An Insider’s Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time (April 2009, Sutton Hart).
“Teenagers are hardwired for activism” claims author Dallas Jessup (17). “They just want to start a project that is fun and cool. It can’t be their mom’s charity and they need a roadmap to make it happen with minimal risk of personal embarrassment.”
The teen author clearly knows first hand what she’s talking about as she grew a school community service project into a Million Girl Revolution with her non-profit Just Yell Fire which is empowering girls in 43 countries. (www.justyellfire.com) She travels 10,000 miles a month speaking to teens from Washington State to Chennai, India about starting their own volunteer projects to change the world.
Young Revolutionaries Who Rock chronicles Dallas’ story together with those of nine other high-impact teens who have their own world-changing projects fighting Big Tobacco, raising money for a cure, putting a stop to bullying in schools and others. Their stories resonate with today’s teens because these are kids just like them but who decided to take action. Each teen shares tips on how anyone can start their own cool effective project.
The book is heralded as A Groundbreaking Call to Youth Activism echoing President Obama’s Call to Service on the eve of his inauguration: “Young people have the potential that right now is not being tapped, and given the crisis that we’re in and the hardships that so many people are going through, we can’t allow any idle hands.”
Not since the 1960s has there been so inspirational a Call to Service for American teens. Young Revolutionaries Who Rock is the key for parents to get their kids involved in saving the world – one revolution at a time.
Young Revolutionaries Who Rock, An Insider’s Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time is available at Amazon www.amazon.com or from the publisher www.suttonhart.com for $14.95.
About Dallas Jessup (17) – Teen CNN Hero, black belt martial artist, founder & spokesperson of a worldwide non-profit, 2008 Teen Choice Award nominee and inductee into the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans, Dallas has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, FoxNewsLive as well as in People Magazine, USA Today and scores of other publications.