If you noticed kids being a bit more vocal and visible on Monday than usual, then we consider UNICEF’s #kidstakeover for World Children’s Day a success! UNICEF USA invited students to raise their voices in solidarity with the one in four children globally suffering from malnutrition, and, as usual, we were blown away by the awesome power of kids helping kids.
Students from Monte Vista Elementary School in Los Angeles kicked the day off with a #kidstakeover of KTLA 5 News, helping with the weather, traffic, entertainment and world news. Shout out to their teacher, Mr. Dypiangco, for teaching these global citizens how to stand up for children everywhere.
Kid Power Coach Mr. D (aka Joe Dombrowski) taught us it’s about time we listen to the voices of tomorrow, since they have some pretty spot-on advice for making this world a better place to live in! His #kidstakover introduced us to some leaders of tomorrow.
And here at UNICEF USA, not even our all-staff meeting was safe, as Chris Pomboyno’s students staged a #kidstakeover that caught our Executive Vice President Barron Segar a little by surprise! (Be sure to turn the volume up.) These kids not only shared their thoughts on what kids around the world need most, but got everyone active and saving lives with a Kid Power Up dance track.
Chris and his students then ventured to Wall Street, bringing this awesome World Children’s Day to a close by ringing the NASDAQ closing bell with UNICEF USA President and CEO Caryl Stern.
Phew! In today’s world, it’s not easy being a kid, yet alone a kid who helps other kids, but these students (and yours) showed they are definitely up for the challenge!
How did your students take action this World Children’s Day?