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Taking on the World shows teens how the world affects them and how powerful they can be in effecting change. It shows them that their individual choices influence the world around them, and that they have the ability to initiate change through their individual and group choices. Your students will be inspired to take action on the issues they care about.

Taking on the World is part four of the four-part FUEL™ series. As part of our kids-teaching-kids approach, all of the FUEL videos include interviews with youth activist groups about their solutions to childhood obesity issues. Taking on the World focuses on the following groups and their efforts to improve the world around them:

  • Ballard Skatepark Activists (community activists)—Fighting city hall for a safe place to skate.

  • Fast & Faster (community activists)—Teaching their friends what they’re really getting when they eat fast food.

  • Reel Grrls (media activists)—Making movies to show how the media distorts images of women.

  • The Snohomish High Junior Lawmakers (government activists)—Becoming lobbyists for a day and challenging state lawmakers to pass healthy bills.
  • Youth Empowerment in Action!
    College of Education
    University of Missouri - St. Louis
    One University Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63121 USA