Generation Z: Making a Difference in Our World

You’re never too young to step up, speak out, innovate, educate, and change the world.  These young people from countries around the globe found the passion and courage to challenge the “status quo.”

  1. Bana Alabed, a Syrian refugee, publicizing the plight of her people.
  2. Sonita Alizadah, from Afghanistan, speaking out against forced marriage.
  3. Jack Andraka, from Maryland, an American pioneer in cancer research and diagnosis.
  4. Marley Dias, creator of 1000BlackGirlBooks, giving African-American characters a voice in literature.
  5. Kelvin Doe, from Sierra Leone, an inventor using recycled materials.
  6. Gavin Grimm, from Virginia, a champion of transgender rights.
  7. Payal Jangid, who escaped slavery in India, now speaking out about the importance of education.
  8. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez, creator of Earth Guardians, protecting our planet for future generations.
  9. Survivors of the mass-shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL–Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind, Jaclyn Corin, and Cameron Kasky–raising awareness about assault weapons and school safety.
  10. Malala Yousafzai, survivor of an assassination attempt in Pakistan, now an activist for female education and human rights.

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