Thursday, Sep. 11, 2008

Start Young

If you pick up a guitar when you're 8, you're really good at it by the time you're 20. It's the same with giving back. My family has been visiting Kentucky coal-mine towns since I was little. We take clothes, gifts and school supplies. It's an eye opener for me, seeing families here in America living in Third World conditions. And it makes me want to make a difference. That's why I'm spending my sweet-16 party in October at Disneyland with kids from Youth Service America, an organization dedicated to volunteerism among people ages 5 to 25. The ysa kids are already having a major impact on their schools and communities. The truth is, it's never too early to get involved. Someday today's kids will be running for President. Now is our prep time. We need to get some practice in before we save the world.

Cyrus is a singer and an actress on the show Hannah Montana