What Kids Can Do

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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The place for teens to find their cause -- and go for it.

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This site uses media reports and youth-reported stories to get the word out about the good things kids are doing. It provides free resources and sells books about how to get youth more involved in their communities and their own education.


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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site encourages and supports teens and college kids getting involved in their own education and communities. There's so much exciting information, links, and stories about youth doing good, as well as the organizations that help them and how you can get involved

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Teen, 13 years old Written byF-Zero studios September 19, 2010

On- for all ages

i think i'll make my own website called- www.F-Zero studios.org/

What's it about?

WHAT KIDS CAN DO is a non-profit, education-focused organization that promotes youth as "valued resources...not problems." It posts tons of wire service news stories about youth-positive political, cultural, artistic, global, and community actions, and it provides a treasure trove of links, pdf files (for free), and books (for purchase) to help organizations that work with teens and college kids succeed in education and civic involvement.

Is it any good?

Anyone who works with older youth should check out this site and use its resources. While it may not have enough interactive elements to grab the average teen's attention, this site is extremely valuable for any adult who works with teens and college students, and may also be the place to go for highly motivated youth who want to galvanize this site's resources and connections to improve their own lives and that of their peers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether the stories of other kids helping in their community motivates them to get involved in a cause, too. Is this site's voluminous amount of information overwhelming? How can you narrow things down to what you really want to do?


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