There seems to be an attitude in the world today that says that High School students only look out for themselves and are incapable of making the world a better place. Many adults seem to discount them as a waste of time or just a bunch of hoodlums who are looking for trouble.

We’ve all read articles about the horrible use of social media to shame others and cyber-bully those who aren’t like the rest. We’ve seen the horror stories on the news about how many young people are picked on so much that they no longer want to live.

The things mentioned above are tragic, and there are many things we need to do to fix them.

On the other hand, however, are stories that hardly get the media attention they deserve and point out the incredible potential in high school students. This story tells of three football players at a Texas high school who started a drive to raise money to buy shoes for a classmate who had been wearing shoes a few sizes too small.

Regardless of why he was wearing the smaller shoes, these football players and the other classmates who banded together to buy him some new shoes were doing a wonderful thing for him, trying to help him out. The way they treat him in the video also gives us hope for the future.

Let’s not stop believing in the good that High School students can do for each other and the world, and let’s keep investing in them so that they can live up to their potential and make a difference in our communities.

(Here’s the link to the whole story on Fox 5 in Atlanta)