As a sign that 20 somethings and Gen-Y are thinking globally in a way that prior generations have not, Seth Maxwell at 22 yrs old and the non-profit The Thirst Project, that he founded at 19 yrs old, are showing that any person in the U.S. can impact global poverty. He has engaged many around him to follow his leadership and has even succeeded at getting several "Glee" stars and other young people in Hollywood to step up and help.
Seth's passion for this area is impacted by the fact that he knows 1/6th of the world's population have no clean and sufficient water to drink. With the water sources that many do have, disease and other contaminants pollute what water that they can drink. While the efforts of Seth's non-profit, he is helping to educate Americans on the issue and how they can impact the problem globally. Recently, Seth had his Annual fundraiser in Hollywood, hosted by “90210” star AnnaLynne McCord (seen above with Seth Maxwell) where Harry Shum Jr. ("Mike Chang"), Heather Morris ("Brittany") and Naya Rivera ("Santana", seen below) of "Glee" also participated.
For those in Texas, Seth will be coming through the State in mid-September 2010 to try to find new people to connect to this non-profit and its collaborative efforts with similar non-profits. His primary focus is to connect to college, high schools and middle schools students to whom he can present his educational program. Additionally, others in the community interested in hosting a presentation, or meeting with him, such as those in the environmental movement here, ought to also let me know.
Feel free to email me at email@example.com and I can relay the information to Seth so that he can go through those interested and determine his itinerary and other ways he may be able to engage those interested. You are also welcome to "like" the Thirst Project on Facebook and look for Seth there.