Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q&A: When was a time you were able to make an impact in someone else’s life?

By the Amazing Kids! Magazine Staff


Want to know 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.

Allison Stein, Editorial Advisor and Past Editor-in-Chief: Last year, my high school’s National Honor Society organized a fundraiser to help local families afford necessities. Because I imagined the joy our activities would bring to others, I found great fulfillment in collaborating with my peers to make a positive difference within the community. Even small actions can brighten someone else’s day!

Ashley Lin, Assistant Editor, Poetry Editor, Nonfiction Editor: Every day, we interact with people with completely different narratives, stories yet to be told. And every day, whether it’s through a smile, a compliment, a reference, or just a bit of a push, we make an impact in someone else’s life. These moments can be fleeting – and you might not even realize the difference you’ve made… [watch the TED talk “Everyday Leadership” by Drew Dudley]. So introduce two friends. Share an opportunity. Make a positive impact.

Sarina Patel, Jr. Assistant Editor and Comic Hub Co-Editor: Last year, I had the privilege of going to India. I distributed copies of my book and crayons to each child at an orphanage not too far from my grandparents’ village. Seeing how happy the children were after receiving crayons made me realize how my actions, which I had assumed were not that impressive, made an impact in their lives, as they were now able to draw in color…a luxury they had never had before. That trip was the last time my grandmother saw me before she passed away, and I’m glad she got to see me practice the lesson she passed on to me: small acts of kindness cost nothing. I plan to make the trip back to India soon, so I can continue to make an impact there.

Stella Prince, Column writer/editor: When I was four, my grandma died, and my grandpa was absolutely heartbroken. But, since I was so young, I really had no idea of her death, so I helped my grandpa by being cheerful and fun with him. I really turned his life around, and he actually lived 8+ years after my grandma died.

Akshaj Mehta Sci-Tech Kids Editor: I impacted some student life’s by helping tutor them throughout the school year.