October 30, 2014
The MY HERO Project and its media arts workshops give students of all ages the
resources to build their digital media skills and the means to share their ideas with a
global learning community. But more than that, the project gives people my age and
younger hope, inspiration, and motivation to believe in themselves, and their ability
to change the world. By bringing attention to the heroes in our midst, the ordinary
people who do extraordinary things, MY HERO makes us all realize what we’re
capable of. It did for me. Since I spoke with Jean-Michel Cousteau, I have chosen to
follow his footsteps and inspire others to protect our planet and build a sustainable,
green society. Thanks to the ongoing support of The MY HERO Project, I’m now producing a feature-length film on environmental youth activists worldwide, called An Inconvenient Youth.
November 11, 2012
I worked with GYAN's delegation to Rio+20 this summer, and was blown away by the immense feeling of acceptance, love and passion that gave youth within the UN system a safe space to share their ideas on a global level. With all the problems facing our world today (climate change, overpopulation, etc) the concept of moving forward and creating a caring, just society can be truly overwhelming, particularly within a UN forum, but GYAN is a fantastic support network that encourages young people, and makes sure that we have a say in their own lives.
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