Recycling started off as a lesson about healthy money habits that Johnny Jennings wanted to teach his son, Brent. Back in 1985, they started collecting and selling paper and putting the proceeds into a savings account. By the time Brent Jennings was old enough to go to buy his first house, he and his father had recycled so much paper and other waste, that he had enough money saved up for a down payment.
What can one kid do? A LOT, as it turns out! Kids are amazing. They have no fear and a very perceptive sense of right, wrong and the power of change. Meet Khloe. Khloe is a 9-year-old kid (although she was 8 when she became an activist) who noticed the differences between her particular privileges and the decided lack of privileges for some folks living around her and she decided to do something about it. So, she started her own organization called Khloe Kares. Khloe Kares is on a mission to engage in various types of community service and educate other kids on what’s going on in the world.
It’s Black History Month here in America and when you think about the folks who put their lives on the line in order to form a more perfect union, you can not help but think about the Godmother of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks. She came, she sat, she conquered.
But what you might not know is that in 1994, our great American hero was robbed in her home and assaulted, leaving her in great need. Something else you might not know is that this quiet patriot came to her aid in a huge way and never, ever told anyone about it.