Dallas Jessup is a seventeen year-old on a mission: To get young people to volunteer to become activists in causes they believe in.
So when she heard that President Obama has a volunteer program of his own, she applauds him for embracing her mission.
Young Ms. Jessup was a featured guest on Good Morning America, Fox News Channel and many other programs, recruiting youth to volunteer to help change the world–long before Barack Obama ‘copied’ her by appearing with Jay Leno to get a similar message out to the masses.
Every parent and teacher knows it’s nearly impossible to inspire their teenagers to get out and get involved but a surprisingly simple answer is found Dallas Jessup’s new book, “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 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.” Her book empowers teens with a blueprint for success and inspires them with stories of high-impact teens that are changing the world.
The teen author clearly knows firsthand what she’s writing 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. Jessup’s “Coolest high school project ever” includes major celebrity endorsements, highest level government support, a viral movie, and even a music video with a star studded band. She now 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 (and beating) Big Tobacco, raising money for a cure, putting a stop to bullying in a thousand schools, raising awareness for AIDS orphans, and others. Their stories resonate with today’s teens because these are kids just like themselves who have decided to take action. Each teen shares tips on how anyone can start their own cool effective project.
Serendipitously the book launches concurrent with President Obama’s Call to Service: “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 and teachers to get 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, available at www.amazon.com or from the publisher www.suttonhart.com for $14.95.
Website: www.youngrevolutionarieswhorock.com Sample chapter, cover art, images and reviews
Video of Ms. Jessup on Good Morning America and 6 other shows: http://www.justyellfire.com/news.php?Index=207
ABOUT YOUR EXPERT GUEST, DALLAS JESSUP…
InTouch Weekly calls 17-year-old Dallas Jessup a SuperTeen, People Magazine says she delivers Big Results, and USA Today covered her induction into the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans. The black belt martial artist and CNN Hero has been featured on ABC News, the Today Show, Good Morning America and in scores of other media outlets. She’s an honor student and the youngest senior at Portland’s all-girls St. Mary’s Academy.
Dallas is the Founder and Spokesperson of a 501c3 that has grown into 41 countries. She was a 14-year-old sophomore and Honor student at Saint Mary's Academy in Portland, Oregon, a 600 student all female high school. A Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 2nd Degree Instructor in Filipino Street Fighting, Dallas raised over $500,000 in cash and services to produce Just Yell Fire, a film that teaches girls no-rules self defense to get away from even the most frightening situations. Dallas has traveled throughout the US and India speaking at conferences, schools and Universities, training teachers and students, and raising awareness to audiences of 50 to 2500 attendees.