You are never too young to change the world

 

You are never too young to change the world 

 I read an article recently sharing some key points about the Presidential New Generations Conference in Rosario, Argentina a few years back. One young speaker in particular stood out to everyone. Lucia Gomez Garcia, only 9 years old, shared this with the group:
 
“Many people may think that kids our age are too young to change the world. Then I ask: At what age should we start? School has not taught that to me. Should we be more than 30 years old? Maybe people aged 18 to 30 could do it? Perhaps adolescents between 12 and 17 could do it ? Let´s have a look at the example of Malala Yuosafzay. She was only 13 when she claimed freedom of education for women in Pakistan.  
 
My idea to CHANGE THE WORLD is that Rotary increasingly continues to support New Generations. We are kids, do small things, but working with other kids our age, we can generate similar ideas in other people and achieve results that will allow us to realize that IT IS POSSIBLE to change the world for the better.
 
If you remember, when you were kids and you were asked what you wanted to be when older, you said: firefighter, police officer, doctor, teacher. You naturally chose service-oriented professions. So, young people and Rotary leaders, you have the keys in your hands, so that when you ask a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up, they can answer: “I want to be a Rotarian.”
 
Speeches like this touch our hearts and make us more aware of why we need to give prominence to youth in Rotary. -  Next time you are on route to a Rotary Meeting instead of bringing that Friend or Co-Worker perhaps bring your son or daughter or even reach out and invite your friends' child.   You could be introducing your next Rotary President 
 
 
 
 

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