Gun Control issue needs more heroes by example. The surviving students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre are a resilient group who in one short month have Socially Sparked our lives in more ways than one. Their passionate and relentless advocacy for gun control reform has reignited the conversation, taking the nation by storm and jump started a movement. They are true heroes.

This week’s quote of the week by actor and activist Christopher Reeve is about resilience. We can’t think of a more shining example of resilience than the high school students of Parkland, Florida.

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve

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-Days after the shooting massacre that left 17 dead, this next generation of leaders converted their mixed emotions of grief, fear, confusion, et al. into a collective voice for gun control. These teen advocates challenged politicians at the state and federal levels and utilized social and traditional media to get their message across — hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter and videos that went viral. Their passion to change what directly hurt them and has hurt the world forever – is now the beginning of a movement #NeverEnough.

The surviving teen students of the Parkland, Florida High School continue to rise above the deadly school shooting in heroic fashion. Here’s how:

The Newest Teen Activists – Our Next Generation of Leaders

“Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving. But instead we are up here standing together because if all our government and president can do is send ‘thoughts and prayers,’ then it’s time for victims to be the change that we need to see.” – 18 year-old surviving student, Marjory Stoneman High School

The Resilience of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Hockey Team

    One week post school shooting and the loss of their teammate and friends, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Hockey Team chose to honor their fallen classmates and their families by taking to the ice for the Florida Hockey State Championship. Hair dyed yellow to honor their lost team mate and against all odds, and the lowest seed, the Eagles pulled off a huge upset and won both semi-final games and championship game to take their first ever state title.

HS Wind Ensemble – The Show Must Go On

    Nearing three weeks since the tragedy at their school, the High School Wind Ensemble chose to continue plans to travel to New York City and perform at The New York Wind Festival at legendary Carnegie Hall. Admission into the festival is based on audition only and is limited to six high school groups and two showcase university wind ensembles. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wind Ensemble is one of the six high school groups selected nationwide. The families and the students felt that it would be helpful to carry on and of course, music has tremendous healing powers. The Group will perform Tuesday, March 6th at 3PM, Carnegie Hall.

The young student’s sentiments and those of fellow surviving students have been heard and echoed around the country. So much so, that a renewed charge for gun control has begun in sparkling fashion to that of a renewed movement.

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Women’s March Youth EMPOWER have organized a new event — Enough is enough! The organization is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in the Enough! National School Walkout for 17 minutes at 10am on March 14, 2018. You can chime in on social platforms on March 14th by using #ENOUGH!

The students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School are our true heroes of today and tomorrow. They and their peers have already Socially Sparked our lives in inspiring and courageous fashion. –Abbe is forever Socially Sparked! – Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01