See How This Sixth Grader Is Tackling Child Hunger as a FROG

Mar 27, 2015 6:05 PM ET
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This post is by Will Lourcey, a sixth grader at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. Join Will, who is participating with generationOn and The ConAgra Foods Foundation in the Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign to stamp out child hunger.

A grumbling stomach. Headache. Hard time paying attention and focusing. Low energy and motivation. Poor academic performance.

This is hunger. Hunger is here, and it is hurting children.

Childhood hunger is a pressing concern in this country and around the world. In the U.S. alone, nearly 17 million kids are at risk of hunger, which is more than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined.

This is unacceptable. If our nation's next generation is going to bed with empty stomachs, then what does mean for our future? The world's future?

This is how I got involved and what I am doing to make my mark on hunger through service. When I was 7, I founded Friends Reaching Our Goals, FROGs. It's a kid-run service organization with the mission of inspiring youth to make a positive difference in their community.

Our motto is: "Having Fun While Helping Others." We design fun events to get kids involved in fighting hunger. These activities range from lemonade stands to laser tag parties to enormous baseball tournaments.

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