By the Amazing Kids! Staff
Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!
Q: When was a moment that you felt that you made a difference?
Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: I began reading for our library’s Traveling Story Time program to preschoolers in a disadvantaged area of the city. When I saw their eyes light up as I read to them, I knew that I had made a difference to them – opening their eyes to the worlds in books. At the end of the year I was able to give each one of them a brand new book. The way they held the books in their arms, it was clear that for most of them, this was the only book they owned. They now understood the excitement of reading and what it offered them. I felt that I had made a difference in their lives by introducing them to the joy of reading.
Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kids from History Editor and Contributing Writer: I made a difference while helping out at a local animal shelter. I walked dogs, petted them, sat with them, and helped them get adopted. I also petted cats. It was an amazing experience the many times I volunteered because I felt like I was really making a difference with the dogs and cats.
Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor: This past March I participated in a Midnight Run. I went into the city late at night to deliver food and clothing to people in need. I felt their gratitude and watched their smiles, and I knew that I was making a difference to these people.