A screenshot of the Yuba River from the documentary - How the Kid’s Saved the Park.

A screenshot of the Yuba River from the documentary – How the Kid’s Saved the Park.

 

I recommend watching this video called – ‘How the Kid’s Saved the Park.’  You will hear young people use terms like ‘mobile media action team’ & how they embarked on a self-initiated lengthy campaign to save the park, earmarked for closure due to state budget cuts.

Around 30 young children from Grass Valley Charter School in Nevada County, California campaigned for months to save the Yuba River National Park in California.  They saw Californian state politicians on two occasions, spoke at their local council meeting & collected 10,000 signature petition as well as speaking on television & radio.

One girl said, “Anybody can make a difference.”

What I found particularly beautiful was that the children were aware that they were saving the park for future generations.  Well done & thank you to the children.    http://vimeo.com/61025491

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