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an activist. Follow these steps . . .
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a problem. Look around your neighborhood, school, or community
for something that needs fixing, improving or changing.
research. Find out everything you can about your problem.
Read about it. Talk to your friends, teachers, and neighbours. Contact
experts and city or state officials.
many possible solutions to your problem. Choose your best
a strong support team. Find people who agree with your
ideas and ask them to join you.
your opposition. Find people who don't agree with
your ideas. Talk with them. Include them. They might decide to help
you instead of oppose you. And you might discover places where you
can compromise and improve your chances of success.
money for your cause. Even if you only collect a small
amount, this shows you are serious about wanting to solve the problem.
out your solution. Make a list of all the steps you need
to take. Give speeches, write letters, pass petitions. Get it done!
your progress. Reflect on what you've done so far.
Is your plan working or not? Should you ask for more help? Should
you try something different?
give up. Even if some people tell you why your solution
won't work, keep trying until you find something that does
work. Don't stop until you're ready to stop.
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