Global Kids own Carole Artigiani had her letter to the editor featured in the New York Times online.
Read the article below or on the NY TImes site here.
Young Social Activists
Published: November 20, 2008
(in response to) Op-Ed Columnist: Talia for President (November 16, 2008)
Thanks to Nicholas D. Kristof for drawing attention to the efforts and accomplishments of entrepreneurial young people who take action to address the needs of people and communities suffering from natural disasters and social injustice. The projects inspired by youths like Talia Leman, an eighth grader in Iowa, are remarkable, but not new.
In 20 years working with New York City’s public school students, I have known hundreds of teenagers who have identified problems — from homelessness and environmental devastation to sex trafficking and genocide — organized campaigns to educate their peers, and advocated for government policies that address critical issues, not only here but also in other countries.