Kids Are Heroes

Kids Are Heroes
January 4, 2016 2 Comments For Authors, Writing Advice Amanda Hester

When Raising Voices was introduced it was explained that we want to help give kids a voice. Kids should grow up learning how and when to use their voices and to know that they matter. Everyone has a purpose. For some of us, that purpose takes longer to find. And for others, they start a world-changing organization at nine years old.

Today I want to introduce you to MaryMargret O’Neill and Kids Are Heroes. In 2008, a young MaryMargret told her father she wanted to start a website to help animals. After some discussion, they decided to expand that vision to include helping people and the environment. Over the next eight years MaryMargret and her organaztion has jumped by leaps and bounds.

Kids Are Heroes




Kids Are Heroes has a mission statement that aligns perfectly with that of Raising Voices. And for that reason we will be featuring various Heroes throughout the year.

“Our mission is to empower children from all cultures to become social entrepreneurs at an early age.”

They strive to help change the world by encouraging and support children and their charitable endevors across the globe. Now that is something we can all get behind!


Kids Are Heroes boasts a staggering number of Heroes, over 500, who are changing lives in more than 18 countries. These are children who have taken initive and followed their passions for service. Rather than be directed by adults, these children are encouraged to find and build on missions that call to them personally. This method gives power to the children and shows them that they can make a difference, all on their own.

Please, take a moment to visit their site and see all that they have going on. You may even want to jump in and get involved!

Until next time, scribe happy and raise voices!



Amanda Hester Amanda Hester is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once. In her downtime, she can be found with her loving husband, Shawn, exploring the wilderness. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.

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