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Youth Heroes From Around The World

The access to information the youth have today is insurmountable. Our children are keenly informed on countless issues, including threats to our planet and their future. Acknowledging the potentially dire situation, many kids are stepping up, speaking out and holding the older generations accountable for the damage done to the planet. Let us introduce you to a few brave young warriors on the front lines fighting for the rights of the planet and the people and animals who inhabit it.

News: In Rio, a 4-year-old girl clears plastic waste from the ocean

News: Nina Gomes is no average environmentalist. 4 years old, she picks trash from the water in Rio de Janeiro. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: Nujeen Mustafa on Living With a Disability and Defying Society’s Expectations

News: Nujeen Mustafa is a refugee, advocate, and champion for children with disabilities for the UN Refugee Agency. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: First African American wins U.S. spelling bee, conquering with 'Murraya'

News: Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American to win the 90-year-old Scripps National Spelling Bee. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: A Sisterly Bond and a Passion for Giving Back: The Story of the Canadian Courage Project

News: The Canadian Courage Project is a nonprofit organization started by Torontonians Anya and Shania Bhopa. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: Harnessing the power of sport | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: At just 20 years old, Alphonso Davies is set to make sports history, known for his technique on the field. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: Keeping families together: Inside the world of a young caregiver | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: Young caregivers are a hidden support system, helping to keep their loved ones at home. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: Brightening the world with light, positivity, and a little bit of pink

News: It’s true what they say; not all heroes wear capes. Some wear rainbow-knit sweaters. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

News: "Australia's Greta Thunberg" steps up climate change activism

News: Australian student Izzy Raj-Seppings is stepping to battle climate change. | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

Activist Thunberg's foundation to donate 100,000 euros for COVID-19 vaccine

Climate activist Greta Thunberg said her foundation will donate 100,000 euros to support more equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

News: Courage, Culture, and Candor: Tracie Léost Amplifies the Voices of Indigenous Youth | GLOBAL HEROES MAGAZINE

Métis youth using sports to spread awareness about Indigenous issues and creating a space to explore and celebrate their identity and culture.