Selfies and Statements for 2015

Selfies and Statements for 2015

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Last week, on January 15th, 15-year-olds from around the US gathered in DC to help launch action/2015. While they were here, we asked them to share some words of wisdom with us and, of course, a selfie.

annalise

“We live in a world that faces many challenges that have been around so long that they seem almost impossible to eradicate. But I think that if everyone works together we can put poverty and hunger to an end. I just want to do my part in building a better 2030.” – Annalise

selfie_delilah

“I am passionate about women and girl’s rights & empowerment, access for all to medicine and healthcare, and the elimination of domestic violence and human trafficking.” – Delilah

rsz_toluwanimi

“In 15 years, one change I would like to see take place in my country would be the end of corruption and the decrease in unemployment rates.” – Toluwanimi

rsz_mekala

“An issue especially important to me is education for young women around the world, so that they can have a more promising future.” – Mekala

rsz_chloe

“I hope that in the next 15 years, all girls have access to education and are safe going to school. Education should be a human right.” – Chloe

rsz_aisha

“One thing that I would like to see in the next 15 years would be hope. Living in Africa, I’ve seen people who have completely lost hope. I hope that this campaign can help them regain their hope and give them a reason to keep on fighting.” – Aisha

rsz_jake

“In the next 15 years, I would like to see world leaders make the empowerment of women and girls a top priority in hopes of breaking the cycle of long-term poverty for billions of people.” – Jake

michelle

“In 15 years, I would like to see myself as a journalist because I am very passionate about discussing issues that negatively affect our world, but most importantly, sharing a more diverse opinion and figuring out the best methods to solve these issues.” – Michelle

tommy

“One thing I hope to see in the next fifteen years is a concentrated effort to halt global warming. I would like people to focus on simple daily efforts that could go a long way such as recycling, eliminating litter, and reducing the use of electricity.” – Tommy

rsz_claudette

“In the next fifteen years I would really want to be involved in STEM because I believe in the power of science to make the world a better place to live.” – Claudette

Challenge yourself to do more. Demand our leaders do better. Build the world you want to live in. Make your visual pledge for 2015 now!

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