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While we’ve all blogged about kids making a difference. I wanted to write about an article I read about kids who used digital tools to accomplish their goals.
There is even a new term given to people who are raising awareness of issues digitally, called “clicktivism.”
Here are several kids who were successful:
1. Salem Middle School Kiva Club — An after school club committed to ending poverty in developing countries used the micro-lending service Kiva to help 350 entrepreneurs in developing nations start businesses and improve the lives of their families.
2. 25 Days to Make a Difference More >
When Cassandra was 10 years old, she had her sights on changing the world. So she pulled together a group of her friends and started a community service team. Their goal was to aid the community and the environment.
They became very interested in the issues of global warming and how people in their community were struggling to heat their homes during the New England winters.
So after spending time researching Cassandra and her friends decided More >
They have created a fund to help game developers launch their games at an online Android GameStore.
Sean Spector, co-founder of GameFly says, “We plan to be a leading player in mobile games by launching our retail GameStore for Android and helping to fund mobile developers of all sizes to publish, promote, and sell their smartphone and tablet games.”
Right now GameFly is dedicated to giving consumers the best user experience possible and More >
I just ran across another great way to combine technology and raise money for charity. A company called Apps for Action, an Android app, that recommends apps to you and each time you download a free app, 25 cents is donated to your favorite charity.
The CEO and co-founder Cuy Sheffield says that “this is not meant as a replacement for volunteering time, or for individuals donating greater amounts of money. But it is meant to be a tool for individuals to incorporate into their existing behavior as a means of making a difference.”
He and his team were More >