Monthly Archives: May 2009

Neelanjana Banerjee

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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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Jordan Foxworthy

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Jordan Foxworthy, 17, started the Bite Back campaign.”] Her dad is the funny man, but Jordan Foxworthy is dealing with some serious issues. Jordan’s trip to Kenya when she was 14 years old inspired her to do … Continue reading

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Elena Hight

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Elena Hight, 19, is an Olympic snowboarder.”] I didn’t know what a “backside 900” was before I started reading about how Elena Hight became the first female to land one in the 2007 Winter X-Games. Apparently, it’s … Continue reading

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Zach Bonner

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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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