Category Archives: Social reformers

Makwei Mabioor Deng

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/02/art.makwei.jpg caption="Scholarship winner Makwei Mabioor Deng, 23, plans to return to his Sudanese homeland to practice law."] Two years ago, Makwei Mabioor Deng had never seen a computer or a library full of books. For 16 years he … Continue reading

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Morasha Winokur

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/19/art.morasha.jpg caption="Morasha Winokur, 11, is the author of 'My Invisible World.'"] Morasha’s mother describes her daughter as “an old soul.” She’s 11 years old but has the sharp sense of awareness and honesty of someone many times her … Continue reading

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Brittany Merrill

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/09/21/art.tiffany.jpg caption="Brittany Marrill founded the Ugandan American Partnership Organization to help Ugandan families."] At first glance, it’s hard to see how a pretty college student from a good home in Georgia and a poor, young mother in a … Continue reading

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Neelanjana Banerjee

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/25/ypwr_banerjee.art.jpg caption="Neelanjana Banerjee, 30, is editor of YO! Youth Outlook Media."] I remember sitting in journalism class in college and hearing the professor say, “It’s about giving a voice to the voiceless.” I never forgot it, because it … Continue reading

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Zach Bonner

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/03/art.zach.jpg caption="Zach Bonner, 11, is walking to the White House to raise awareness of homless children in the U.S."] It all started during Hurricane Charlie. Zach Bonner, then just 6 years old, took his little red wagon door … Continue reading

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Winnie Phan

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/29/art.winnie.phan.jpg caption="Winnie Phan, 16, educates kids on the importance of staying in school."] Winnie Phan grew up in a troubled home. Her parents didn’t support her education or give her the opportunities other kids her age enjoyed. By … Continue reading

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Phalyn Perry

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/14/art_ypwr_perry.jpg caption="Phalyn Perry, 16, encourages young people to make better choices by avoiding gang life."] We see lots of stories about the perpetuation of gang violence from generation to generation. It isn’t until a member of a new … Continue reading

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