When my youngest daughter was 11, she decided she wanted to volunteer for a local city council candidate. She did this on her own, with the exception of us having to arrange for transportation, with her zeal for her favorite candidate demonstrated on our refrigerator. He had magnets created for his campaign and she had slews of them. Enough that at one point in time it was difficult to see what color the actual refrigerator was...Even after the campaign was over, and her favorite candidate had won, it took quite some time before she'd let us remove the magnets. Two of which still remain on the fridge almost three years later.