RISE UP: CELEBRATING YOUNG LEADER ACTIVISTS — Naomi Wadler, age 12
From the civil rights movement to protests against the Vietnam War and the fight for women's rights, the youth of America have been at the forefront of advocating for social change. And the young people of today are no different. In a new series titled RISE UP: Celebrating Young Leader Activists, Yahoo News profiles five up-and-coming leaders from the millennials and from Gen Z. Our first installment features 12-year-old Naomi Wadler of Alexandria, Va. Like most kids her age, Naomi knows how to have fun; whether she’s working on her skateboarding skills or playing with her younger sister, she has an energetic demeanor and a charming, contagious smile. But make no mistake, when it comes to the issue of gun violence in America, Naomi speaks with a gravity and maturity that belies her young age.
GEN Z LEADERSHIP SERIES
Yahoo News profiles the next generation of young leaders who are bravely changing their neighborhoods, communities and the world for the better.