You Can Change the World

by Richie Hrivnak



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781524587208
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781524587215
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781524587192

About the Book

In these turbulent, “me first” times, You Can Change the World is one teen’s effort to challenge fellow kids to look beyond their smartphone screens and do something to help each other and the world. The author makes a compelling but simple case that if we all do just a little to help each other in life, the world can truly be changed. “It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live or how much money you have.” By committing to help others, you can change the world one kind act at a time.

About the Author

Richie Hrivnak is a middle school student from Plum Borough, Pennsylvania who is committed to his Christian faith and is dedicated to helping those folks who are in need. In 2016, he was awarded a Jefferson Foundation Award for his community service and philanthropic work and was named one of the five finalists from the Pittsburgh area to represent the region at the national Jefferson Awards in Washington D.C. Among the initiatives that Richie has created are: Developing a Troop Banner program to recognize veterans in the community, making care bags to distribute to the homeless, holding an annual Toys for Toys/Plum Borough Food Pantry event , and repairing and selling bikes to raise money for the Sarah Hrivnak Memorial Fund through the Pittsburgh Foundation. His hope is that when young children read his book, that they too will be motivated to help those in need. Richie’s future goals include attending college, getting his pilot’s license and ultimately owning his own airline.