DoSomething.org is an organization that encourages young people (students!) to foster social change. On this page they present 11 somewhat startling facts about poverty and how it affects students in America. They also encourage viewers to sign up for any number of their numerous campaigns to “make the world suck less.”
An interesting campaign is called Stacks on Stacks. This campaign aims to improve literacy of students in impoverished schools by providing books. To get the books, schools, grades, or communities can hold a book drive. To encourage participation, it can be a competition between grades or schools to see who can collect the most books.
Check out DoSomething.org for more info!