Young people have an important role in helping to solve the complex social, political, and environmental challenges facing our communities today. A lot of young people-and adults-want to know how young people can get involved in social action. Whether you are advocating for your own rights or seeking to help others through your advocacy and service, whether you want to plan a one-time event or support transformative social action over a long period of time, the effects of social action efforts have the potential to make an impact on people's lives.
Based on their own social action experiences, many kids-and adults-have asked Sophia R ckriegel (16) and Kilian R ckriegel (14) how youth can get involved in social action work. How to be a Social Activist: How to Plan, Launch, and Support Social Change in your Community and our World will help young people learn how to identify their social action passions and plan, launch, and support social action initiatives. This book and practical step-by-step guide, written by young people, will teach youth proven and effective methods on how the may get involved in a meaningful and impactful way as a social activist in their community and in our world. The book includes numerous exercises and reflections that can be done individually, as part of an afterschool club or in the classroom.