In 1990, while in college, I was contacted by UNICEF for my work on a youth rights group I founded. They wanted my help spreading the word on UN Declaration on the Rights of a Child and asked to join my group to be an international voice for less represented areas online at the time. It was exciting to be found by UNICEF and treated as an important figure at 18 years old. Those little orange coin boxes I filled every year for UNICEF at Halloween from my church finally started making more sense and went far beyond feeding families into much more complicated issues. The USA may leave the UN Human Rights Council but I will keep following.

In 1990, while in college, I was contacted by UNICEF for my work on a youth rights group I founded.

They wanted my help spreading the word on UN Declaration on the Rights of a Child and asked to join my group to be an international voice for less represented areas online at the time.

It was exciting to be found by UNICEF and treated as an important figure at 18 years old. Those little orange coin boxes I filled every year for UNICEF at Halloween from my church finally started making more sense and went far beyond feeding families into much more complicated issues.

The USA may leave the UN Human Rights Council but I will keep following.

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