Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some Positive Press About Miley Cyrus and Her Service Projects

The media has been filled with not-so-nice things about former tween icon Miley Cyrus. Well, here's something positive about her service efforts and the lasting effect it's having on America's youth:  Ms. Cyrus was awarded the Global Action Youth Leadership Award by former tween icon Hilary Duff earlier this week.

"The Global Action Awards acknowledged persons who have committed time, talents and resources to taking action in order to save lives, solve problems and empower future generations. The awards were presented to people who showed innovation, effectiveness and measurable solutions to global challenges and who have collaborated on projects and in campaigns which have served as catalysts for action."

Ms. Cyrus received the honor for the impact her own charity, Get Ur Good On, has had on recruiting and empowering tweens and teens to get involved in their community and for her participation in Ms. Duff's charity, Blessings In A Backpack.

You can see the star's eloquent acceptance speech below and on our YouTube channel. We think that her message that "you don't have to give billion dollars . . it's about looking at your neighbors and seeing how you can help"  to make a difference - that every little thing you can do right here, right now in your neighborhood is important - really strikes the right chord with tweens.

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