Archive for August, 2010

Zach Bonner, a 6th grader from Tampa Florida, believes we all have the ability to make a change in this world if we just try. Sound like the same ole idealistic drivel afforded by youth? It’s not. Zach IS changing the world and has been for years now. What can we learn from him?

From his foundation’s (Little Red Wagon Foundation“) website

The past 4 years Zach, wanting to get other kids involved in community service and draw attention to homeless youth, started hosting an event called 24 hours. This event brings together kids from across Florida to simulate being homeless for 24 hours, raising funds, supplies and awareness.

In November of 2007 Zach walked 280 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee in order to bring awareness to the 1st ever National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.

October 17th he set out on another 280 mile journey from Tallahassee to Atlanta to once again draw attention to Homeless Youth and also raise money to build a home through Habitat for Humanity for a homeless family.

Summer of 2009 Zach completed his walk from His House To The White House.

So in 2010 he is planning a Coast to Coast walk in which he will involve other kids and help fund their ideas to help homeless youth.

Raymond Williams said…

To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.

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