Teens Making an Impact: Jack Andraka

Teens Making an Impact
Many teenagers today are concerned about their places in the world and their roles as global citizens. They’re developing a sense of social responsibility. They’re also developing a personal sense of values and looking for role models. This month, we’re pulling from our programs for teenagers to share real stories of teenagers who are making an impact on their community and on the world.

Jack Andraka
When Jack Andraka was 15 years old, he invented a test to detect certain types of cancer. Jack hopes he can inspire other young people to pursue their passions. He believes that everyone has the power to make a difference. In this lesson from Impact 3, Jack explores why it’s important to be determined.

Your turn! Jack says that “failure is one of the best things you can do in science?” What are some other situations where failing might be a good thing?


And don’t forget! Join us for a webinar about how we can use the English classroom to empower teens to make an impact, hosted by Luciana Fernandez, on November 7. Register here!  

Author: National Geographic Learning

National Geographic Learning’s mission is to bring the world to the classroom and the classroom to life. With our English language programs, students learn about their world by experiencing it. Through our partnerships with National Geographic and TED, they develop the language and skills they need to be successful global citizens and leaders.

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