Proclaiming that one kid can make a big difference in the world, Harrison Tannenbaum and his mother Stephanie were named grand prize winners of NBC News’ Goal to Be Greater contest.
If you’re looking for a good news story, this is it. And prepare yourself, the stars of this story are 11- and 12-year-olds from Florida.
On Monday, WFP USA donor Harrison Tannenbaum and his mother Stephanie found out they had won the Goal to be Greater competition, a feel-good crowdsourcing campaign of NBC News’ Education Nation and sponsor Pearson.
They invited people to make a video, post a photo, or write about how they pledge to make a difference in their community and think about the greater good.
Harrison and Stephanie worked with Harrison’s best friends to submit their Goal to be Greater video around a powerful theme: Repairing the world, one kid at a time.
“It hurts inside to know people are hungry around the world,” Harrison said. “I think I can make a difference because I can encourage other kids and families to donate and give back.”
As part of the competition, Harrison was given $5,000 to donate to his charity of choice – World Food Program USA. The money will go to provide 20,000 school meals to children in need.
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