by Ellen McGirt
Originally published: September 11, 2017
Fortune’s Include U Challenge for September 12:
Today, use your voice to help someone who can't speak for themselves.
Instructor: Mari Copeny, grade school student, campaign organizer, and activist known as Little Miss Flint
Amariyanna Copeny, who goes by Mari, was only eight when she first started speaking out on behalf of her community. “When we found out the water was making us sick, I decided I wanted to stand up and give a voice to the kids in Flint that couldn't stand up and speak for themselves,” she tells Fortune.