Guides to Decreasing World Suck
The follow is a list of excellent guides to help you decrease world suck. No matter what issue you are interested in working on, these guides can help you get started on making things better.
Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters
by Laurie Ann Thompson
A modern how-to guide to make passion to reality for young people who want to impact their communities - and the world - in profound ways. Includes stories of real teens, strategies, inspiration for finding your passion, and practical ways to make a difference.
It's Your World - If You Don't Like it, Change it:
Activism for Teenagers by Mikki Halpin
This guide provides you with the tools to be an activist, to “act on your beliefs and values” (Halpin 1). Whether you want to help animals, save the environment, or stop school violence and bullying, It’s Your World covers a huge range of issues. With step-by-step directions for how to take action, along with useful websites and books, It’s Your World can help you find a cause and make a difference.
The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change by Barbara A. Lewis
Social activism or volunteering can be daunting if you attempt it alone. This guide helps you connect with organizations to find like-minded people to work with. Offering practical and useful tips for putting inspiration into practice, this easy-to-read guide shows a wide variety of opportunities to improve the world. True stories of real teens, called “Difference Makers,” show what is really possible when we work together.
Be the Difference: A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World by Danny Seo
For those who want to start their own organization, Danny Seo is the perfect expert to consult. When he was twelve, he started Earth 2000, an environmental group that started with three kids and grew into a movement of 25,000 teens. Be the Difference is an insider’s guide to following Danny’s path: starting your own group, fundraising, connecting with the media, using the Internet to raise awareness, making your organization heard by the government, and collaborating with businesses.