Category Archives: Community contributors

Jordan Coleman

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/08/art.jordan.jpg caption=”Jordan Coleman, 13, funded the documentary ‘Say It Loud’ to make a positive impact on his community.”] Jordan’s friends want to be the next Michael Jordan or rap star. But Jordan wants young African-American boys like him … Continue reading

Posted in Amazing talents, Community contributors, Entertainer, Under 20 | 36 Comments

Matt Certner

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/06/01/art.certner.jpg caption=”Matt Certner, 18, founded the Sports Clinic for Children with Special Needs.”] Mikey and Matt were best friends. They vacationed together, they played sports together. But when Mikey was diagnosed with autism, the dynamics changed. “Particularly when … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Stereotype busters, Under 20 | 20 Comments

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

Posted in Community contributors, Social reformers | 19 Comments

Jordan Foxworthy

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/12/art.foxworthy.jpg 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

Posted in Community contributors, Under 20, Worldwide reach | 27 Comments

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

Posted in Community contributors, Social reformers, Stereotype busters, Under 20 | 32 Comments

Damien Declerck

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/26/art.smile.jpg caption=”Damien Declerk, 25, is a mission coordinator with Operation Smile.”] “Everything OK, Damien?” I ask him every other time he zips in front of me with a different box of papers, equipment or toys. “Yeah, yeah,” he … Continue reading

Posted in Community contributors, Unsung hero, Worldwide reach | 24 Comments

Quinn Bradlee

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/04/05/realart.quinn.jpg caption=”Quinn Bradlee, 26, started friendsofquinn.com to help families cope with learning disabilities.”] You’d think that the only son of superstar journalists Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn would have a silver spoon in his mouth and a gold … Continue reading

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