I have been asked to share the history of this inspiring organisation!
Carter (age 9.5) and his sister Olivia
(age 8) are so passionate about wanting to make a difference that they started their own organization called One More Generation (OMG).
The two students had been adopting cheetah's in South Africa for years and started asking why some animals needed adopting. When they heard that unless someone stepped in to help, there might not be any cheetahs left in the wild by the time they had their own kids, they sprang into action.
Since starting OMG, Carter and Olivia have been involved in initiatives both locally and globally including:
They have delivered badly needed Animal Rescue Supplies to the Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Center in New Orleans.
They were guest speakers at the Kids Are Heroes
day in Fredrick, Maryland last month where they were recognized for all their hard work.
They aim to raise $50,000.00 for a Cheetah Rescue program run by the Ann Van Dyke Cheetah Centre
in South Africa. They recently held a silent auction of paintings kids in the community did of their favorite endangered species.
One More Generation has an educational program that presents to visitors of Atlanta Zoo, Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Cochran Mill Nature Center.
They are in talks with The Art Miles Mural Project
an international organization that raises awareness of various initiatives through art. They are excited at the prospect of organising an art event for endangered species.
Carter and Olivia will be guest speakers at the Caring for Creation 2011
Conference at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
They recently hosted a “Water Event” at Fernbank Museum where they discussed the importance of water for all living things and partnered with Ryan’s Well Foundation
that helps build water wells in poor villages around the world to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water.
You can read more about this inspiring organisation and see videos of their work on their website
Carter and Olivia's main messages are "Anybody can make a difference... If we can you can too
", and "We need everyone to start paying attention to what we are doing to the planet and all its creatures. We are supposed to be the stewards of this planet, we need to start acting like one."