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What can a Teen do?

Posted on 06/25/2010 @ 04:02 PM

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Blog written by Jason Brillon of Roslyn, New York and the Big Apple Region

As a sixteen year old Jewish teenager, actively involved in BBYO, entering the Poverty, Bread & Justice Seminar, a five day hunger awareness program run through PANIM, I was unaware of just how much of a voice I can have in worldly affairs.

Fortunately there were a litany of keynote speakers to aid me in accessing this adolescent advocacy. Among them was Nigel Savage, founder of the renowned Jewish organization HAZON. In addition to discussing the actions others have taken to help benefit the world and environment around them, such as the efforts of contributors to the Community Supported Agriculture projects, he also pushed for us to take action for what we "Stand Up!" for.

He reminded us we are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but the leaders of today as well.

We are just beyond the starting line of the seminar and I already know just how much of a voice a sixteen year old can have.

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