Hi there! I'm Isabel, I am 17-years-old, and the Founder/ former Executive Director of Meddling Kids Movement. When I was younger the phrases "you're too young to understand" and "children should be seen and not heard" were tossed around a lot. For a long time, I felt like I didn't have a voice in what is going on surrounding my future. Then, sometime amazing happened. I started seeing kids my age speak about what they were passionate about. These kids were standing up for what they believe in and seeing that inspired me to do the same. That's why I created the Meddling Kids Movement.
What is the Meddling Kids Movement? Good question.
Meddling Kids Movement is an international youth-led media organization highlighting young people who are changing the world and encouraging those who want to. On this website under the "The Kids" tab, we promote activists ages 8-19 who are getting loud about issues that matter like gun control or gender equality. While we do actively seek out young people to talk to, we also include a submit feature for yourself or someone you know! We want everyone's stories told.
Our news division, Meddling Kids Media, is trying to fill the hole in international media spaces and let young people tell each other's stories. We do hard-hitting youth activism related journalism about stories that would otherwise go untold. We want to revolutionize the media industry because that's just what Meddling Kids do.
Another key thing is that we provide resources. Links to register to vote, call your representatives, get in touch with congress, join action groups around the country, and become more aware. Another big reason this movement exists: lawmakers cannot ignore us anymore. By coming to this website adults can clearly see that not only will kids fight; they will vote too.
There is no age limit for changing the world.
- Isabel Hope, Founder
Make your voices heard.