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OUR CHILDREN ... OUR FUTURE

Whether they are toddlers, pre-teens, or teenagers, children in the Millennium are one of the most intellectually mature, artistically gifted, and keenly intuitive group of children our world has encountered. So, what does the world look like to a group of intellectually mature, artistically gifted, and keenly intuitive children who are our future – our bridge to the future? What do they think about? Do they have a vision of the type of world they want to live in when they become adults? While we cannot, nor will we, presume to speak for all of the children of the world, we can point to a group of 54 children ranging in ages from 14 through 17 from Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America who spent the early days of July 2009 in Rome, Italy creating presentations; organizing media spots, debating global issues; crafting policy recommendations about climate change, poverty,…