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Amazing Kids! is proud to highlight the Amazing Kids! of the Month!

Each month, we showcase kids who are accomplishing amazing things.  We hope that by telling their special stories, we will inspire other kids to accomplish their own amazing achievements. 


Amazing Kids! of the Month for November, 2000: 
Amazing Kids For Peace, Worldwide!
 
 Logo for youth peace activist Jason Crowe's 
non-profit organization "The Cello Cries On"
Image by Richard Kidd, creator of The Sharing Tree 


Quote of the month:

"I invite you kids (and any parents, youth leaders, club leaders, and/or teachers who will help) to become part of this human chain of hope. Joining our HEARTS in ACTION we will fight the destructive force of war with the creative energy of our HARMONY."

Jason Crowe, 
13 year old Peace Activist
from an interview on TheSharingTree.com


Recipients of the 1999 Global Youth Peace & Tolerance Awards 
L-R: DidierKamundu Batundi (Congo), Gerson Flores Perez (Colombia), Mircea Tancau (Romania), Nickole Evans (USA), Jason Crowe, Leonora Shiroka (Kosovo), not pictured Ibrahim Alex Bangura (Sierra Leone)

This month, Amazing Kids!  is proud to highlight the love and dedication of all of you amazing kids and teens from across the globe who are working for peace, in all nations, and all neighborhoods of the world. 

These caring kids are setting good examples for all of us, young and old, to follow!  Learning how to get along with others can be hard sometimes, but what an important lesson for us to learn!

Read about the amazing work these kids are doing by following the links below to their websites.  Who knows?  Maybe you'll be inspired to join them in helping spread peace! 
 

Give Peace a Chance: Amazing Youth Peace Activist Jason Crowe and the Peace and Harmony Statue

If someone ever tells you, "What can you do about it? You're just a kid!" just remember what kids like 13 year old Jason Crowe have done, and take heart.  Jason has created a 501c3 tax-exempt organization called: "The Cello Cries On" to help him in his work to bring peace to the world. 

According to Jason, the organization "exists to empower and unite youth across racial, ethnic, religious, economic, social, and cultural lines to work for human rights, social justice, multicultural harmony, and peace." 

How it All Began

"The Nightmare" - an excerpt from Jason's website

"In Sarajevo, on May 27, 1992, at 4:00 in the afternoon, a line of starving people formed outside a bakery hoping to get bread. Without warning, a mortar shell fell in their midst killing 22 innocent men, women, and children. One man saw this from his window and knew he had to do something. But what could he do? The following day he went to the crater left by the blast and opened fire. His weapon was his cello. His ammunition was his music. For 22 days, one day for each of those who had perished, Vedran Smailovic, the principal cellist of the Sarajevo Opera Orchestra, played his cello while bullets flew all around him." 

Jason Crowe was 10 years old when he heard about this tragic incident.  It moved him so much that he began to dedicate himself to bringing attention to the plight of the people who were victims in Bosnia.  He organized a concert, and created "The Cello Cries On" to help raise money for a special Peace and Harmony Statue he commissioned an artist to create.  One of the main purposes of the statue will be to honor and remember the victims of war. 

Jason describes his vision: 

"I want the statue to be a gift from the kids of the world to the citizens of Bosnia, like France gave the US the Statue of Liberty. The statue will honor the spirit of the Bosnian people, who refused to be defeated by ethnic hatred and who continue to welcome and embrace all ethnic and religious groups. The statue will honor the spirit of harmony which, like a lone cello, cries on in a world too full of violence. And the statue will honor the spirit of children around the world who want peace and harmony, not war and genocide, to prevail in the new millennium."

Read more about Jason's Peace and Harmony project on his website: http://members.sigecom.net/jdc/bosnia.html

Read about Jason's Yellow Bow for Kosovo project: http://members.sigecom.net/jdc/Kosovo.html

Read more about amazing Jason, his other projects, and his many awards and recognition: http://members.sigecom.net/jdc/the_informer.html

To contribute to the Peace and Harmony statue, send your tax-deductible donation to: Jason Crowe, Founder The Cello Cries On, Inc. P.O Box 441 Newburgh, IN 47629-0441

Peace Activities for Younger Kids:

Peace Activities for PreTeens: Peace Activities for Young and Old:  Peace Organizations and Events for Teens and Young Adults: Peace Education and History:
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A Special Message from Amazing Kids! for all you kids:

It's no secret...every person has an "amazing-ness" inside of them, just waiting to be discovered.  (Sometimes we just need a little help in finding out what that "amazing-ness" is!) 

If you are doing some amazing things too, we want to hear about it!  Send us your stories about your amazing accomplishments, so we can tell the world just how amazing you are!  We are always looking for new stories.  And don't be shy!  We'd love to hear from you!



Here's an idea you might want to try:

WHY NOT HELP OTHERS SEE THEIR OWN POTENTIAL?

If you know someone who needs a little encouragement, why not tell them what you think is special about them?  Maybe you can be the one to help them uncover their own special talents! 

Amazing Kids! is looking for teens to be Amazing Teen Volunteers and Ambassadors. If you'd like to join Amazing Kids! in helping to spread the word, please email us at:  info@amazing-kids.org.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD:

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