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Teens with the Courage to Give
Young People Who Triumphed Over Tragedy and Volunteered to Make a Difference
Jackie Waldman
ISBN: 9781573245043
A Call to Action book
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
$15.95
6 1/4 x 7
222 pages
30 B&W photos
Foreword by Steven A. Culberts
April 30, 2000


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Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight--stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow.

The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism.

In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of Aids and who is now an Aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center.

Through their courageous first-person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.

The author of The Courage to Give and Teens with the Courage to Give, Jackie Waldman is the co-founder of Dallas' Random Acts of Kindness Week. A recipient of Girls', Inc.'s 1999 "She Knows Where She's Going" Award, Jackie is a member of the advisory board for Our Friend's Place, a safe haven for abused girls. She has three children and lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband.


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