Lately, many teens have been using social media sites to learn about issues affecting people all around the world. In a recent survey commissioned by World Vision, 55% of teenagers polled say social media makes them more aware of the needs of others. That's up from 45% last year. The survey also found that 91% of teenagers agree that it's important to volunteer locally. (Click here to read the entire survey)
This weekend, around 200,000 teens will take part in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine to raise money and awareness of hunger and poverty. Michele Tvedt, 30 Hour Famine's National Manager, joined Margaret to talk about the event and her own experience (she's taken part in the 30 Hour Famine for the past 14 years!).
While there are a number of events this weekend, you are also able to organize your own. Click here to learn more about 30 Hour Famine, including how to support a student who is taking part in an event.