Unreasonable Kids™ recognized through the UN SDG Action Solidarity Award
By: Unreasonable Kids
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - July 20, 2020 - PRLog -- Unreasonable Kids™ is a social enterprise with one goal to train the next generation of Kid-Superheroes, a Newport News, Virginia based non-profit founded by Ateba Gaines. Unreasonable Kids™ has been selected by the UN SDG Action Campaign as one of the Solidarity Award's featured stories, a special call from the annual UN SDG Action Awards 2020.
In response to Covid-19, Unreasonable Kids™ created a virtual empowerment series where aspiring social entrepreneurs were able to tune in to free virtual sessions and connect with social entrepreneurs around the world. Participants pitched their social entrepreneurship ideas and collaborated with industry professionals to build solutions to community problems.
The Unreasonable Kids™ empowerment series overcame the challenge of being restricted to social distancing and utilized an unexpectedly dark, isolated season as an opportunity to spark creativity and connection beyond borders. As a result of Unreasonable Kids' commitment to building sustainable communities and training the next generation of superheroes, community leaders around the world, navigating a challenging present, came together to strategize a better tomorrow.
Marina Ponti, Global Director, UN SDG Action Campaign, said, "We need hope, we need Solidarity, and we need creative and coordinated action on the Goals. During the global health crisis, we see strong examples of Solidarity among people everywhere. Acts of kindness and Solidarity are burgeoning, helping neighborhoods, communities, and people everywhere to adapt to the new norm. We congratulate Unreasonable Kids™ for their Solidarity and determination to improve others' lives, inspire resilience, and lift hopes in the face of this crisis."
For further information, visit Solidarity Award https://sdgactionawards.org/
Notes to the editor:
Unreasonable Kids™ is a social entrepreneurship education program training the next generation of kid superheroes. Unreasonable Kids see opportunity where adults see problems. The goal is to create opportunities for kids to tackle the goals set by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Topics such as poverty, environmental, and other issues of his or her interest addressed. Unreasonable Kids creates a safe, peer to peer, coach-led environment to facilitate and inspire world changers, as they learn how to release their fight for good. For all the latest activities, follow us on Facebook at BuildingKidSuperheroes or visit: www.unreasonablekids.org.
UN SDG Action Campaign:
The UN SDG Action Campaign was established by the United Nations Secretary-General to bring people together from every part of the world to act on the Sustainable Development Goals. Through compelling, creative SDG outreach and communications, we serve the UN Member States and the United Nations. We link thinkers and doers from civil society, local governments, think tanks, the arts and culture, the media, and the business world that mobilizes individuals to champion the SDGs in homes, communities, and beyond. The SDG Action Campaign believes that transformative change is within reach, and thus we seize opportunities to rethink behavior, reorient policymaking, and ramp up services critical to the global Goals. For all the latest information, follow us on Twitter/ Instagram/ Facebook/Linkedin @SDGAction and visit our website www.sdgactioncampaign.org.
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