OMG! Siblings Create Non-Profit To Protect Endangered Animals
You’ve probably heard it on a reality show or seen it in a text.
Thanks to two ambitious young activists, however, this common abbreviation is becoming associated with a far more substantial meaning.
One More Generation (OMG) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species. While this might not sound very spectacular at first, it becomes far more interesting when you learn that the co-founders are siblings- and both are under the age of 10.
Carter, 9, and his sister Olivia, 7, are students at Fayette Montessori School in Georgia, and are both extremely passionate about animals and conservation.
The youngsters have been adopting cheetahs in South Africa for several years. But when they found out that cheetahs, along with 1,000 other species were currently listed as Endangered or Threatened by the government, the duo decided to come up with their own way to help protect these dwindling populations.
What have the OMG kids been up to?
- collecting supplies needed to help with the oil soaked seabirds and other animals caught up in the BP oil spill
- raising funds to help pay for the security forces needed to protect the last remaining Black Rhinos
- purchasing of materials to continue the efforts of the Ann Van Dyke Cheetah Center in South Africa
- funding the OMG Student Educational Outreach Program
Since OMG officially became a non-profit in 2009, the young founders were able to meet with their Congressman Lynn Westmoreland and scheduled a future meeting with the Congressman’s Deputy District Director Andy Bush. During that discussion, they hope to share their concerns about HR14 ocean acidification, climate change, and supporting Bernie Sander’s 10 Million Solar Roofs and 10 Million Gallons of Solar Water Heating Act of 2010.
Check out the OMG video below to learn more about how you can support the next generation of animal activists!
Image Credit: One More Generation