As my students gathered in groups to create public service announcements (PSAs) last week, most of them immediately wanted to create something humorous. They are teenagers who are always in search of humor.
One student came to me before school and wanted to know if she could work alone. She was deeply moved by all of the suffering in Haiti and wanted to do something to encourage people to donate money. Teenagers are often criticized for being self-absorbed or tagged as the “Me Generation.” As Ansley’s PSA illustrates, however, some teenagers are indeed interested in what goes on around the world, and they have huge open hearts that want to help.
Please take a look!