Activism isn't just for adults.
We searched the Bay Area for students who have dedicated a good chunk of their high school experience to fighting for a cause. We were looking for a diverse array of young activists representing different cities and with different perspectives who had good stories to tell about the spark that pushed them to take action.
The result is "Stepping Up," a short video series featuring four impressive young people working for real change in their communities. Watch each student's story below.
AND we want to hear from you! Are you -- or do you know -- a young person who's passionate about an issue and taken action? Submit your video, audio or written piece to KQED Education's Fall Youth Media Challenge. Go here for deadlines and submission guidelines.