6 Kids Who Changed The World Before They Turned 16

At a young age, children should learn not only to set goals, but also to believe in themselves and realize that they can accomplish great things in life. Maybe your child won’t write his first symphony at age eight like Mozart did, but these incredible examples of kids under 16 accomplishing amazing things should definitely help you inspire your children to reach for their dreams.

Malala Yousafzai

This incredible young Pakistani woman is an inspiration to people around the globe. Many believe it all started when she was shot by a Taliban assassin, but she actually started her activism long before that. Growing up in the shadow of the Taliban — which forbade girls from formal education of any kind — she incurred their wrath merely by writing an online blog about girls and education. She began when she was 11, and by 15 she was already recognized enough in her community that she was deliberately targeted as a warning to others. She survived being shot in the head and was airlifted to the UK for medical treatment. Now living in Britain and writing and lecturing about female education, she is the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, which she received in 2014 at the age of 17.