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5 Kids Who are Changing the World

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It’s easy sometimes to get a little bit gloom and doom. Whether we’re reading about BPA in cash register receipts or toxins in our dryer sheets, we can get overwhelmed with what’s wrong about our culture.

When it starts to feel like things are a bit hopeless, it helps so much to remember that there are great things going on all the time, too! These amazing kids fill me with hope, and I thought they might do the same for you.

1. Katie Stagliano

Katie’s Krops is a nonprofit organization that grows fresh produce for local soup kitchens. Founder Katie Stagliano is 11 years old, and she’s been at it since she was in third grade!

It all got started when she grew a 40 pound cabbage. Producing that much food on her own inspired her to use her gardening skills to help folks in need. Since she got started in 2008, Katie and her team of gardeners have grown over 2 tons of food to help the hungry!

CNN recently interviewed Katie about her project and what’s she’s got in the works. Here’s the video:

You can learn more about Katie on the Katie’s Krops website.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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12:40AM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

so inspiring

9:26PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

Kudos for this kids, good job

5:07PM PDT on Apr 19, 2011

Ahh, so inspiring. I aspire to be like these kids right here. These kids will make the future of this world a better place.

7:46AM PST on Feb 6, 2011

great story,great girl

4:07AM PST on Feb 3, 2011

Inspiring!

11:17AM PST on Jan 6, 2011

Fantastic job you guys, Keep up the good work. We need more people like you. Thanks for sharing.

9:10AM PDT on Oct 15, 2010

You've gotta love these kids! It does the heart good to see the future of our world in such good hands!!

4:34PM PDT on Aug 28, 2010

it's kids like these who not only are our future, but make our future possible

1:29AM PDT on Aug 8, 2010

F A N T A S T I C ! ! !
It is the children like Katie teaching the world how to care for eachother. Wake up, governments, visit Katie's Krop and change your policies!

6:33PM PDT on Aug 7, 2010

Love it! Shows how we can all make a difference!

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