ROLE MODELS OF THE WEEK

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an accomplished poet and civil rights activist. She is best known for her series of autobiographies which included I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Angelou was active in the Civil Rights Movement where she worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was a Puerto Rican baseball player who played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clemente was invested in charity work, often delivering equipment and food to those in need.

Sally Ride

Sally Ride was an American astronaut and physicist, best known as the youngest American astronaut and first American woman to have traveled to space. In addition to her trailblazing work with NASA, Ride was an accomplished author, having written six acclaimed children's science books.

Maisie Williams

Actress Maisie Williams is a fierce advocate for wildlife. She serves as an ambassador for the Dolphin Project, a nonprofit that works to protect the welfare of dolphins. She has participated in many fundraisers to bring awareness to the mistreatment of sea animals.

Millie Bobby Brown

Actress Millie Bobby Brown was named to TIME magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People at the age of 15. She is also known as UNICEF's youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador, encouraging world leaders to invest more in the education of children.