Category Archives: Worldwide reach

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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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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Chelsey Shannon

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/11/art.shannon.jpg caption=”Chelsey Shannon, 17, writes for the ‘Louder Than Words’ book series for teens.”] Chelsey was 6 years old when her mom died of leukemia. She was 13 when her father was murdered. Desperate, but hard-pressed to find … Continue reading

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Felice Gorordo

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/08/03/art.raices.jpg caption=”Felice Gorordo, 26, co-founded Roots of Hope to help foster dialogue between Cubans and Americans.”] When Felice Gorordo imagines a “perfect Cuba,” he sees young people able to gather in front of their school and discuss issues … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Michael Evans

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/18/art.evans2.ypwr.jpg caption=”Michael Evans, 25, started Full Court Peace in Northern Ireland.”] I report almost every day on long-standing conflicts around the world. Sometimes the world’s best treaty negotiators or international players can’t rectify these deep-rooted battles. Michael Evans … Continue reading

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