Summit students Skype with Tyler Page.
In 2007, at the age of ten, a boy in Brentwood, California watched a story on Oprah about the plight of African children in Ghana that changed his whole family’s life. Tyler Page started small. He learned that children were being sold, by their impoverished parents, into harsh lives of forced labor. Tyler was inspired to run a fundraising car wash, hoping to change the life of a child.
That car wash raised $1,100, enough to rescue four children from enslavement. With support from his family and community, he achieved powerful change in the lives of children more than 7,000 miles from his home. The family went on to create a foundation called Kids Helping Kids, and it is still a thriving organization.
Mr Davenport arranged for his students to talk, through a Skype session, with Tyler about his step-by-step evolution from ordinary kid, into a dedicated human rights volunteer.
TedxRedmond video of Tyler Page at the age of 14, talking about his Kids Helping Kids foundation.