Chelsea Clinton visits John Trotwood Moore Middle Prep
Chelsea Clinton met with middle school students to let them know they can make a difference, make a change and influence the world.
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, was in Nashville as part of a book tour for her new book, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.
Aimed at young readers ages 10 to 14, the book breaks down some of the world's biggest challenges and shares inspiring stories of young people who are already making an impact in their own communities and around the globe. The book features suggestions and ideas young people can consider for making a difference in their own way.
At the assembly, Clinton shared stories of children who helped change their communities by starting with small acts at their level.
"We never know where we are going to end up when we begin," Clinton said.
Clinton also shared that she fell in love with reading newspapers and books at a young age.
"It meant I could access what was happening in the world," Clinton said, adding that the book, 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth, made such an impression, it was one of the major influences for her writing a book for children, she said. "Don't underestimate the value of being young."
Student ambassador Christian Harris, a 7th grade student at J.T. Moore Middle Prep said he appreciated the recognition Clinton gave to the school just by her visit alone.
"I think that its amazing. It's an honor for her to come to our school and for her to keep public schools in mind," Harris said.
The school assembly featured a tribute to veterans that included the Hillsboro High School choir singing the national anthem accompanied by the J.T. Moore Middle Prep orchestra.
Clinton was also scheduled to meet with students at W.O. Smith Music School and appear at a book signing at the Central branch of the Nashville Public Library.