13 year old Eleanor Muzzipapa: Peacemaker
|July 19, 2011||Posted by admin under Eleanor Muzzipapa, make a wish, Starlight Foundation, teens, Tito Jackson, whats right with kids today, WRWKT, WRWKT? What's Right With Kids Today?, youth|
“All human beings have potiential. In every person I meet or see at school or on the street I can see that potiential. It’s like a spark that goes off in their heartand I always see that.” –Eleanor Muzzipapa
Ask a few 13 year-olds their mission in life you will likely get a range of responses. It would not be unusual to hear a good number of those teens respond with,”I don’t know yet, I am only 13!” But if you were to ask Eleanor Muzzipapa her mission in life, she would be quite clear about it–as a matter of fact, she has already gotten busy achieving it. This Colorado teen from Colorado Springs explains her mission in one short phrase,”Bring Peace To Communites Across The Nation And Worldwide.” She lives with a personal expectation of peace for our world and shared with WRWKT that her greatest hope is, “That everyone will understand that violence won’t be stopped with violence– The only way violence can be stopped is by caring, love,compassion and understanding.” Wise beyond her years, Eleanor will be entering 8th grade this fall and has had lots of practice in practicing these peace principles. She is one of five sisters and has three brothers.
Eleanor is an advocate, messenger, supporter, and caretaker. From as young as age three she began helping with the care of her grandfather and also cared for her younger sister who is autistic. So, it is no surprise that now, at age 13, Eleanor feels the greatest calling to work with the elderly, autistic as well as those in emotional distress. She says she does this because she has “a lot of love, compassion, wisdom, and kindness to give.” Her close relationship with her grandfather allows her to spend time with him listening to his stories about life during WWII and what times were like during the depression. He shares life lessons and one that has really stuck with her is, “You can do anything you want as long as you work hard to get there.”
Eleanor is willing and able to work hard– and she carries a spirit of kindness and volunteerism throughout all parts of her life. at home, school, church and in her community. She is making a difference and she has been recognized for her efforts. She has been awarded a Helping Hand Award, Valuable Leader Award, Outstanding Service Award and Great Kid Award in her 13 short years–so you know this is just the beginning of the terrific contributions she will make in life. This big-hearted teen is a good friend too, she explains, “ I always have people’s backs if they’re getting bullied or they just need someone to talk to I have their back 100%.”
When Eleanor is not swimming, running track, playing her trumpet or hanging out with friends, you may find her on Twitter, Facebook Fan Page or on her website in support of Tito Jackson or her personal website. She is a huge Tito Jackson fan and has such admiration for him and is taken by his kindness. She is a life-long fan of all of the Jacksons and she hopes that she can one day use her gift of writing and singing to “express awareness” to the world and promote her messages of support for those less-fortunate as well as her hope for peace. With a long list of Charities that she supports, Eleanor knows what matters most to her– and she invests her days lifting others up.
She offers her support to:
-HealTheWorld87 From Twitter“You remind me of Princess Diana. You are a great young lady. I wanna be like you when I grow up.”
-KTAJ5678 From Twitter
-Jack5ons_Love From Twitter
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