NEW YORK — Actress Yara Shahidi wants young people to know that little by little, it’s possible to make a difference in the world.

The star of Freeform’s “Grown-ish” is one of a group of influencers across the globe taking part in a movement called Little x Little.

Yara Shahidi Associated Press

There are more than 2 billion people worldwide born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s making up Generation Z.

Little x Little’s goal is to inspire as many of those Gen Z’ers as they can to do 2 billion tiny acts of good by 2030 in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Participants are encouraged to post their own efforts to do good on social media – using #LittlexLittle – and share ideas, which range from reducing meat consumption to ditching the car and biking instead.

In the two weeks since a “Little x Little” anthem video launched on YouTube explaining the project, it’s been viewed more than 15 million times.

Shahidi, 18, says to look no further than this week’s student walkout to protest gun violence and the upcoming March for Our Lives rallies as an example that young people are socially engaged and want to make the world better.

She also says there’s a benefit to the abundance of time they spend on their phones.

“Because of our interconnectivity, we see people that aren’t directly in front of us and understand there’s something greater to contribute to,” she said.

Her own personal examples of doing good include contributing money and time to causes within a mile radius of her own home.