If you Google the name Wayneho Kam, you will discover that this young man, now a student at Duke University in North Carolina, has accomplished quite a few things in his young life. He, along with his twin brother, Waynekid, graduated their magnet high school in Raleigh, NC as co-valedictorians. The brothers were among 14 students chosen from over 100 to participate as interns in a cutting-edge program for outstanding high schoolers at Duke's Cancer Center four summers ago and also co-authored a science blog where topics included the environment. Involved as well with the Duke U. Red Cross group, Wayneho seems deeply committed to improving our world.
Toward that end, he has teamed up with the founder of the Invisible Youth Network, creating an initiative for child abuse prevention, "Students For The Children." The effort, in its early stages, hopes to establish groups on campuses and high schools across the country where students will take on the task of preventing child abuse in their communities. Given the scope of child abuse, this could mean that many more folks will become aware of and educated about abuse, preventing and recognizing it, ultimately mitigating its occurrence.
I learned about Wayneho's efforts when he contacted me about a collaboration via Twitter. If you visit the Invisible Youth Network site and click on the "Our Campaign" link, you can read more about the initiative and its collaborators.
My hat is off to you, Wayneho! Let's keep the prevention wagon rolling...