Monthly Archives: November 2008

Jamie Tworkowski

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Jamie Tworkowski, 28, founded the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms.”] I think at one point or another we’ve all encountered someone we know or someone a friend knows who has dealt with drug addiction, self-injury … Continue reading

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Molly and Carly Houlahan

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Molly and Carly Houlahan started Hives for Lives to donate money to cancer charities.”] I met Molly and Carly Houlahan at Service Nation in New York recently. Before they even told me their story, I could tell … Continue reading

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Una Kim

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Una Kim, 30, co-founded Keep Company, a cruelty-free brand of shoes.”] I get asked a lot, “What makes young entrepreneurs different?” I think it’s the underlying consciousness that links every budding business tycoon I’ve featured: the basic … Continue reading

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Sejal Hathi

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Sejal Hathi, 17, founded Girls Helping Girls.”] I see it less these days than when I started this series, but the idolization of careless young people continues. When I started featuring the young people who really speak … Continue reading

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James Kotecki

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”James Kotecki, 23, hosts KoteckiTV for”] He went to school to study international relations, but James Kotecki is an expert in something totally different: YouTube. From his Georgetown University dorm room, Kotecki started a politically-focused videoblog … Continue reading

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