Category Archives: Worldwide reach

Luqman “Luke” Jubair

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Luqman ‘Luke’ Jubair, 22, seen here attending The Alliance of Youth Movements Summit in New York.”] Luqman “Luke” Jubair is one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. I actually didn’t know what to expect when I … Continue reading

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Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott started the Global L.E.A.D. program to help students study abroad.”] Let’s be honest, if a college student tells his parents he wants to go travel abroad without much structure, mom and dad … 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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Tanya Poteet

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Tanya Poteet, 18, volunteers with Operation Christmas Child.”] Tanya Poteet says she will never forgot how she was abused and abandoned by her parents in Russia when she was eight years old. She grew up in an … Continue reading

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Ayna Agarwal

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Ayna Agarwal, 15, founded Stop Animal Overpopulation Together Globally.”] Ayna Agarwal will never forget the day she was visiting her family in New Delhi, India and she saw a helpless dog in the street. It was like … Continue reading

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Rachel Rosenfeld

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Rachel Rosenfeld, 17, founded the R.S. Rosenfeld school in Srah Khvav village in Siem Reap province, Cambodia.”]During Rachel Rosenfeld’s junior year in high school, the unexpected happened. She developed a stomach condition that kept her out of school … Continue reading

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Tara Suri

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=”Tara Suri, 16, hopes to help to young children around the world achieve their full potential.”] Bake sales and recycling are common fundraising tactics in middle school. But Tara Suri wasn’t baking cupcakes for just any common cause. … Continue reading

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