Based on 1 review
No reviews yet.Add your rating
Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.
Suggest an Update
A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this podcast.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Activators! is a podcast that explores how kid activists began their journey toward creating social change, their eventual impact, and ways that other kids can get involved in their own communities. The show exemplifies what happens when we support and see kids as leaders and change-makers in our world. Many of the young activists on the show have shared their work across different forms of media -- books, blogs, websites, podcasts, etc.. Most are also active across social media spaces as a way to educate and inspire further change.
Report this review
What’s It About?
THE ACTIVATORS! is a podcast that highlights the work of successful kid activists who are dedicated to creating movements for social change. Host/fellow activist Leo Abelo Perry guides listeners toward understanding the meaning behind each movement through a Q&A format. The show aims for each "Activator" to share how they're changing the world, what inspired them to get started, and how other kids can get involved. Gender equality, environmental justice, racism, food insecurity, and loneliness are a sample of the big issues tackled by the kid activists featured on the show.
Is It Any Good?
This outstanding podcast is a celebration of some of today's most influential kid activists. One example episode from The Activators! features Khole Thompson, who founded Khole Kares, an organization that helps unhoused women in Los Angeles by providing Kare Bags that include two- to three-months' worth of basic supplies. To educate others around her efforts to spread the message that unhoused people aren't scary, Thompson offers leadership classes to fellow kids and published a book titled The Girl Who Became the Change. During her episode, Thompson also talks about the time she spent in Ghana helping get communities access to clean water. Like Thompson, each featured "Activator" provides their perspective, awareness of needs in their communities, and passion for humanity by helping others. As you listen, you can't help but feel a sense of hope for the future.
Host Leo Abelo Perry connects with guests and kid listeners throughout each episode. He regularly prompts listeners and guests to engage in a personal check-in on how they're feeling to normalize the range of emotions and experiences that life throws at kids on any given day. And the featured activists do a beautiful job modeling that check-in aloud for listeners. Each episode wraps up meaningfully with Perry summarizing new learnings and general messages that can be taken from the conversation with the kid activists.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about activism. How does The Activators! define that term? What does it mean to you? Do you consider yourself an activist?
What does social justice mean? What are examples of injustices you notice around you?
What are some current needs of those in your community? How could some of those needs be met?
- Release date: October 26, 2021
- Genre: Educational
- Average Run Time: 14 minutes
- Website: https://akidsco.com/pages/the-activators
- Host: Leo Abelo Perry
- Publisher: A Kids Company About
- Pricing structure: Free (Free episodes with ads. Ad-free listening with bonus content and early access episodes available for $3.99/month on Apple Podcasts.)
- Topics: Activism, STEM, Great Boy Role Models, Great Girl Role Models, High School, Middle School
- Award: Common Sense Selection
- Last updated: June 18, 2022
Our Editors Recommend
Inspiring book spurs kids to speak up, stand up.
A Place at the Table
Powerful docu explores the problem of hunger in America.
Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change
Inspiring, relatable look at young lives of adult activists.
Child of Nature
Inspiring docu about activist kids has intense moments.
We Are the Radical Monarchs
Docu about girls' social justice troop inspires all ages.
For kids who love to change the world
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate