Citizen Kid Joshua founded Joshua’s Heart Foundation, which has distributed over 400,000 lbs. of food to those in need.
9-year-old Teagan Carper has collected more than 50,000 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls!. It all started on her ninth birthday, when she opted out of the typical wish list and instead asked friends and family to donate gently used shoes. This small gesture – inspired by a documentary on the Disney Channel about another young woman doing the same thing – ballooned to a goal of collecting 25,000.
Her collection started slow and she and her family were getting discouraged. But that quickly turned around when a local church collected 7,000 pairs toward her goal, local fire stations and elementary school children collected shoes for her and Birkenstock set up a trailer in their lot to help her reach and exceed her goal by collecting more than 17,000 pairs! Teagan and her family hope to travel with Soles4Souls soon to distribute new shoes to children in need.
When Austin learned that some kids didn’t have warm winter hats and gloves, he decided to help. Learn about how he and his mom started Austin’s Closet, where they collect clothing, food and other items that local families need.
Austin Beauchamp started ‘Austin’s Closet’
10 YEAR OLD APPLIES TO BE LEGO PROFESSOR
For 10-year-old, Aedhan Brown, becoming a professor of play wasn’t something he imagined for his future, but his present.
When the young boy from Aylesbury heard about an opening for a “Lego professor of play” at the University of Cambridge, he decided that, as an experienced lego enthusiast, he was perfect for the £83,981-a-year role.
He wasted no time setting his sights on the highly publicised role, saying in his application letter: “I am the best candidate for the job of professor of play in education because I am 10 years old and I love to play.”
After learning about child slavery, Vivienne, aged 8, raises funds with her lemonade stand.
She calls her lemonade stand ‘ Making a Stand’ because she is making a stand against child slavery. She felt very strongly that she needed to do something straight away. She wanted to raise $150,000 to feed 500 children.