Anne Frank Inspires UK Teen Project

This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.

anne%20aan%20tafel_corr‘How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world.”

In the UK, The Times and the Anne Frank Trust are hoping these words, written by Anne Frank in the diary she received for her 13th birthday, will inspire young Britons to engage in a civics education initiative. Teenagers turning 13 in 2013 are being asked to write to Prime Minister David Cameron to tell him what they think would make Britain a better place for young people.

The “Thirteen in 13” website provides the 13-year-olds everything they need to get the job done. There are various writing prompts about topics including community, war, media, equality, health, immigration and jobs to help get the kids started. No need for an envelope and stamp: This being 2013, they send their letter to the PM online (with the permission of a parent or teacher).

Click here to read more.

© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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