Acts of Kindness: Corey Taylor

LAS VEGAS - At just 15 years of age, Corey Taylor possesses wisdom far beyond her years and an unwavering mission.

"I really, really want to help people who aren't lucky enough to have good family support, help them out, make people see that the world can be such a better place if we really try to help each other out," she said.

Taylor started Las Vegas' only radio talk show for teens four months ago. The subject matter varies each day, but many of the discussions deal with bullying.

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"I went through the experience myself, and I still go through it," she said. "I basically tell them that the person must obviously not have a good life, not be happy about their life if they have to worry about putting someone else down."

Every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., she invites guests who range from directors to musicians to weigh in on the issue. Her listeners aren't just teens from the Las Vegas area. Some people call from as far away as New York.

Parents also call the show.

"My high schooler was getting bullied a lot in school," said a parent who called the show. "We listened to your show. It actually worked. He went and talked to the kid and did some stuff you suggested."

Aside from a few sponsors, Taylor pays for the program on her own.

"She's a teen trying to make a difference, a good difference," said Taylor's mother Niki Miniaci. "Hopefully, word would spread, and she can get some people to back her."

8 News NOW is rewarding Corey Taylor's efforts, awarding her $800 as part of its weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you wish to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.


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