rebelling against low expectations

AuthorJulianne Fortney

is a 17-year-old senior at Connections Academy, an online public school in Indiana. She spent the last year working as a teacher's aide in a preschool. In 2013 she went to the Africa and worked with kids. In the future she wants to move to Tanzania to work with orphans and widows.

These Are Real Children. They Need Your Help. Don’t Turn Away.


When I was a kid, I never wanted to be a ballerina or a princess. I have always had a heart for missions. When I was five years old, my parents sponsored a little girl in Guatemala so she could go through school, have food to survive, have clothing, and learn about Jesus. When I was eight, I got a letter from the organization, showing pictures of more children who needed sponsored. I sobbed and...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →