TEACHERS – INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS 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 teacher knows it’s nearly impossible to inspire their students to get out 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 www.suttonhart.com).
“Teenagers are hardwired for activism” claims teen 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, expanding a national bone marrow registry, 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 teachers to inspire their kids to get 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 Author Dallas Jessup (17) – 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’ project has been featured in People Magazine, USA Today, and Seventeen as well as on NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, CNN and in publications around the world.