This article originally appeared on Huffington Post.
I am writing you today because we desperately need your help. Adults need you to step up and be our role models. We need you to show the country how to treat people with kindness and respect.
I know what you’re thinking, “I’m just a kid. What can I do? Adults won’t listen to me.”
That’s why Camp Fire is reaching out to you. You ARE a role model, and this is where it matters.
Camp Fire works with young people in small towns and big cities across the country. Kids as young as five-years-old all the way up through high school. When we work with you we see amazing things happen! We admire how you respect the right of other people to be different from you, how you welcome them. You “get it”, meaning you know you don’t yell at people or make them feel stupid just because they don’t agree with you. You show compassion for others…READ THE FULL LETTER.