Darlene Foster's Blog

Amazing Kids

Posted on: November 11, 2013

I am a huge fan of kids in general. I think they are totally amazing and I am constantly inspired by them.  Here are some great examples of how young people  make a difference.

I recently wrote about eight-year-old Teagan  Read who wrote a book called Kya’s Treasure to raise money to help build a well and clean water system in Uganda. She managed to raise over $1700.00 for this project. Way to go Teagan! Here is the article in the local paper: http://www.delta-optimist.com/community/young-author-helps-kids-in-africa-1.672535 

teagan

Teagan Read presents her donation to Steve and Linda Kovacs. photo by Gord Goble See more at:  http://www.delta-optimist.com/community/young-author-helps-kids-in-africa-1.672535#sthash.KLICKQYu.dpuf

I have also blogged about eleven-year- old Erik Weibel from This Kid Reviews Books  His book, The Adventures of Tomato and Pea has recently been published. Erik is a superkid as I mentioned in my blog post about him https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/introducing-a-superkid/  Recently his friend Renn had to undergo a serious operation and Erik came up with a great idea to raise money to help out Renn and his family. Erik is an avid reader who gets points for reading at his school. So he decided to create a Reading for Renn challenge for the month of October and had people sponser him. His goal was to make 150 points in October. By the end of October, Erik made a whopping 165 points. This young man never ceases to amaze me. Read more about Renn and the Reading for Renn challenge here: http://thiskidreviewsbooks.com/2013/10/07/reading-for-renn/ "Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is."  - Master Yoda

Picture of Renn from The Brian of a Jedi

In honour of local soldiers who have lost their lives in a war, the Grade 12 students from the local high school, South Delta Senior Secondary, erected 41 crosses in a field at the entrance to our town. It is very moving. A fine tribute by the young people in our community.

You can see why I am so impressed by kids. They are the future and the future will be OK.

May we always remember those who have lost their lives to make this world a better place. Many of them were young people.

15 Responses to "Amazing Kids"

What a special little girl!

These are great news stories. I wish this is what the news report; it would inspire, not depress. Thanks for sharing.

PS: Love the Superman sticker on Renn!

There is so much good in the world, it is a shame that most of what is reported is negative. Our local paper is very good at finding positive stories. I love that superman sticker too. He is a very brave little boy.

These kids are beyond wonderful, Darlene … the crosses fill my heart and my eyes.
blessings ~ maxi

I must admit I teared up when I drove into town and saw those crosses.

And this is why I enjoy blogging. I would rather read this than other stories that miss the mark. I would say these young people totally get it.

I agree, I would rather read about young people doing good, and so many do, than all the negative reports.

Great post! I am always watching for stories like this because I think there is a new wave of young and very compassionate kids like Teagan and Erik who are concerned about the world and doing amazing things to help. I could add to your list. I am hopeful for the future.

I knew you would enjoy reading about these wonderful young people. I too am hopeful for the future.

Thanks for the shout-out! 😀

They are amazing, thanks for sharing them with us.

I want everyone to know about them.

What a delightfully-uplifting post, Darlene! It brought to mind some of the wonderful young people I met when I was teaching. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

Thanks for stopping by my blog Tricia. Kids can be quite wonderful.

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