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The siege of Amerli by militants in northern Iraq is over, and UNICEF has delivered 45 metric tons of aid to the families who have been trapped there for two months.
New York (September 2, 2014) – Actress, platinum recording artist and author Zendaya, this year’s Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF spokesperson, is asking kids in the U.S. to make a difference in the lives of other kids by raising funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving programs. Zendaya will be appearing as a “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF superhero” in print, online, and broadcast public service announcements to encourage participation in the 64-year-old American tradition.
As a high school junior, I am involved with outreach activities and leadership programs that help the community, but when I heard about the pilot UNICEF Global Citizen Leadership Program, it sounded different. I always thought of UNICEF as a great organization that helps kids in need around the world. Early this summer in a SAT prep program, Ms. Salisberry, my college advisor, suggested I apply to the Global Citizen Leadership Program—and I was happy to find out I was accepted.