Getting involved in activism can be incredibly challenging and intimidating. It’s not necessarily something you learn how to do in school, and it doesn’t come easily or naturally to anyone. But if there are causes you care about, no matter your age, there are ways you can fight for them!
Feeling unsure of how to engage with change in your communities? Scarleteen has your back, with this awesome guide for young activists!
Scarleteen writes, “Working for a cause you care about should be enriching no matter what. Being around like-minded people who care about something as much as you do is always feel-good.” They provide concrete tips on how to find and work for that cause, from finding allies to the wisdom of “think globally, act locally.”
Be sure to check the bottom of the article for a list of links to further information and opportunities for youth activism!
And remember: “No one has to be a full-time activist for their living to have an impact — though that is certainly an option—but spending at least some hours really working with/on your issue is essential.”
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