When students are told they can change the world, many don’t believe it. They think that making the world a better place is a task for the people who are in power, not the average person. But doing small things can make a big difference. What a person does in the classroom, at his/her school or in the community can provide the soil for real change. But it’s hard work and it requires patience and hope and faith in the future, and those virtues are really hard to cultivate.