02 Dec 2011

Bo Hughes – Life After TEDxKids – TEDxKids @SMU 2011

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Bo Hughes, a current ninth grader at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX, attended TEDxKids @SMU last year with St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas. While here, he heard Will Watson, an ambassador for Falling Whistles, speak and share his inspiring story. Falling Whistles is an organization that works to eliminate and rehabilitate child warfare victims in the Congo. Will spoke about how he biked across the U.S. spreading the awareness about the conflict in the Congo. Captivated, Bo and his classmates came together to raise over $6,000 and organize a whistle blowing ceremony to help make their community aware of the atrocity in Congo. They were also asked to help start the first middle school Falling Whistles Circle in the nation. As a result of their success, they were published in the Dallas Morning News and other local newspapers. Since then, Bo continues to support Falling Whistles by telling anybody that asks him about the whistle he proudly wears around and turning others on one by one into whistle blowers for peace.


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