You don’t have to be a billionaire (or even an adult!) to change the world. Sometimes all it takes is some inspiration to take a step in the right direction. These four kids saw a problem in their community and took a step to change it. Share these stories with your kids and see how it inspires them to improve their world!

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I had the most amazing time visiting @streettails in Philadelphia today. The staff is amazingly friendly and the dogs and cats are well taken care of. They have some loving, energetic, and playful dogs just waiting for a loving forever home. Old Glory (white pup) is very calm and lovable, Hedgehog (Brown dog) is just as loving and so cute and adorable, and Tarmac (black pup) is very playful and affectionate. If you live in the area and would like to adopt a dog or know someone who’s looking to adopt please consider visiting: Street Tails Animal Rescue 1030 N. 2nd Street Unit 401 Philadelphia, PA 19123 . . . . . #pawsomemission #streettails #streettailsanimalrescue #animalrescue #dogs #cats #dog rescue#catrescue bowtie #pawitforward #oldglorystreettails #tarmacstreettails #hedgehogstreettails #doggybowties #bowtiessavelives #dapperdog #divadog #philadelphia #pa #godswork #onamission #savethedogs #savethecats #adoptdontshop #ilovedogs #mansbestfriend #beauxandpaws #sirdariusbrown

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Darius Brown

Helping Shelter Dogs One Bow Tie at a Time
When 12-year-old Darius Brown heard about dogs displaced by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, he knew he had to act to get these dogs to their fur-ever homes. Darius founded Beaux & Paws, a company that provides bow ties (made by Darius himself!) to shelter dogs to make them more handsome and adoptable. Not only has Darius succeeded in encouraging people to “adopt not shop,” but making these bow ties has helped him to overcome some of his own challenges. Way to go, Darius!

Inspired by Darius Brown? Check out Dino Dana on Amazon
Dino Dana is an animal lover, just like Darius. She loves dinosaurs so much that she can imagine them into real life! Follow along on her adventures and see how it inspires your kids to think big.

Zaria and Hailey

Sisters Sharing Their Love of Reading
These sisters have a serious love of reading that they attribute to their mother reading to them from birth (way to go, mom!). Knowing that not all kids have access to new books and not all parents have time to read to their kids, these sisters were inspired to read a book every night and share it on their Facebook page. With book themes like kindness, gratitude and environmentalism, we can all learn a thing or two from these inspiring kids!

Inspired by Zaria and Hailey? Check out Bookaboo on Amazon
Bookaboo is a world-famous rock puppy who travels the globe with his bandmates, performing to massive crowds of fans. But Bookaboo has a problem—he needs a story a day or he just can’t play. To coax him back on stage, celebrities like Paula Abdul and Selma Blair visit Bookaboo to share their favorite stories. Check it out to inspire a love of reading in your kids.

Blake Rajahn

A Friend to All
When Blake Rajahn was getting ready for his first day of school, his crafty mom offered to make him a t-shirt with any theme that he’d like. After thinking a bit, Blake asked for a shirt that read, “I will be your friend” so that he could let kids who needed a friend know that he was there for them. This led to shirts with this message being sold across the country. What a way to bring kindness to school from day one!

Inspired by Blake? Check out The Kicks on Amazon
The Kicks is the story of Devin Burke, a girl who moved with her family to California and had to make new friends at a new school. When she joined her school’s soccer team, she realized that she just might be the leader that the team needed to bring them out of their slump. This show teaches lessons in friendship, important at any age!

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—Kate Loweth

featured photo courtesy of Darius Brown’s GoFundMe page