Saturday, April 18, 2020

YouTube Phenom Ryan Kaji Drops New Video to Educate Kids About Coronavirus; Pledges $500,000 To First Responders

Eight-year-old Ryan Kaji is doing his part to help educate fellow youngsters about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis — while also raising half a million dollars to support relief efforts.

In a new video on Kaji’s Ryan’s World YouTube channel (24.7 million subscribers), the online phenom and his parents, Shion and Loann, interviewed Andy Slavitt, who served as the acting administrator for the Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) under President Barack Obama. Slavitt has been using his perch — and now Ryan’s — to encourage people to stay home, as well as to explain to kids why they can’t currently see their friends, go to school, or visit with their elderly relatives.

Other topics covered in the video include whether pets can catch coronavirus, and how to stop its spread. The video is also part of a recently-released YouTube playlist by Ryan’s World containing activities that families can participate in together, including science experiments, cooking, dance challenges, and educational missions.

In addition to the video, Ryan’s World — which is operated alongside kids’ studio PocketWatch, and encompasses a Nickelodeon series, Ryan's Mystery Playdate as well as a multi-milliion dollar global merchandising empire — has committed to donating $500,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which supports the families of paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and medical professionals.

Kid-aimed YouTube content has seen a massive spike amid school closures due to the quarantining, experts tell Tubefilter. For instance, YouTuber Hank Green says that viewership of his children-friendly science channel, SciShow Kids, is up 300%.

You can check out the Kajis’ interview with Slavitt right here:

Ryan Interviews Health care Expert About Coronavirus. Let's Learn How we can help each other.

Ryan and his parents speak with leading U.S. health care expert Andy Slavitt to ask questions about Coronavirus to help kids like himself to better understand the pandemic and how they can protect themselves and others.
On behalf of the whole family, we also want to give a HUGE THANKS to all the brave first responders on the front lines helping communities fight the pandemic across the nation. We’re donating $500,000 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation to help with the organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts which provides support to the families of paramedics, police officers, firefighters and medical professionals. More information can be found at!

All of us at Ryan’s World encourage you to help where you can by checking in on loved ones and being kind to everyone, especially during this time. And remember, #StayHome, stay happy and rise up!

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Original source: Tubefilter.
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