Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: What dream or goal have you accomplished by believing the sky is the limit?

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. What dream or goal have you accomplished by believing the sky is the limit?

Allison Stein, Editor-in-Chief: I published my first book when I was 13 years old. At the time, I was afraid to pursue my big dreams and questioned whether my aspirations were attainable for a child. However, by learning more about self-publishing opportunities and asking for help when needed, I realized the sky truly was the limit! Now I enjoy mentoring and collaborating with other young authors to inspire them to reach their potential.

Brandon Kuske, LOL Editor: Last year, I auditioned for the top concert band at my school. They have won many awards and are one of the highest bands in the state, so I doubted that I could make it in, but I auditioned anyway. I was accepted, and we had our first concert about a month ago!

Fatima Yousuf, Money Smarts Editor and Contributing Writer: Service has always been an integral part of my life. Having volunteered at various organizations since I was five years old, I always understood the importance of helping those in need. Two years ago, I decided to increase my dedication to volunteering by starting my own nonprofit organization. Of course, there were many people who had concerns as to my ability to lead an organization. However, with much effort, I was able to collectivize volunteers, raise money, and establish Stories for a Future, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the literacy of underprivileged children. I believe that if one trusts her own abilities and has confidence in her leadership, then the sky truly is the limit.

Akshaj Mehta, Sci-Tech Kids Editor: When I was little (seven or eight), I had always wanted a HUGE Lego set. Every time I would look in catalogs and say, “Wow! That’s so cool.” I then set out to earn enough money to get it. Eventually, it did happen.

Ashley Lin, Adult Spotlight Interviewer and Poetry Editor: When I researched the opportunity gap for underprivileged students as a school project, it became my passion. Identifying a need, I secured donations and recruited organizations to host a Pancake Feed, raising more than $750 for my school district’s Students-in-Transition fund. Realizing I could do more, I penned a five-page scholarship proposal and pitched to dozens of local nonprofits. Cold-calling led to interviews, which led to my partnership with the Kids First Project. Today, I inspire middle and high school students with the resources to support their underserved peers and to realize that there are no limits in their role as catalysts for change.

Davi Jacobs, Contributing Writer: I learned how to be a better person.

Aryaman Sheth, Fiction and Photography Editor: I participated in basketball team for school.

Madisen Garcia, Contributing Writer: My goal that I have accomplished is starting my art Instagram, where I share all of my paintings!

Stella Prince, Nonfiction, AK Adventures, and Global Village Editor: Never give up!

Jordan Brunk, Amazing Kids from History Editor and Contributing Writer: I’ve always loved to write, and my dream I have accomplished is actually being successful in my writing. I was able to accomplish this by using all of my surroundings up to the sky to create stories, poems, and articles and to just get better at writing.

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