GLOBAL TEEN LEADERS, OR GTLs, ARE ADDRESSING THE WORLDS MOST PRESSING ISSUES – HUMANITY’S BASIC NEEDS.

THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED PROBLEMS AND CREATED UNIQUE SOLUTIONS.

GTLs COME FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD AND WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO ACHIEVE PEACE. 


 

2016

Aamna Qureshi, 19, Pakistan, Let's Build A School

Ahmed Badr, 17, Iraq, Narratio

Aidan Aird, 16, Canada, Developing Innovations

Alan Hayes, 19, Ireland, The Thomas Hayes Trust

Alisha Zhao, 17, USA, Kids First Project

Anesi Ikhianosime, 16, Nigeria, Crocodile Browser

Anurudh Ganesan, 16, USA, VAXXWAGON

Bonnie Howland, 19, New Zealand, Indigo & Iris

Brennan Wong, 18, Canada, Pledges for Change

Campbell Erickson, 17, USA, Youth Mind

Chris Cao, 15, USA, Reboot for Youth

Chris Suggs, 16, USA, Kinston Teens

Ciara Judge, 18, Ireland, Germinaid Innovations

Corinne Hindes, 16, USA, Warm Winters

Daniella Cohen, 17, USA, GIVE (Go, Innovate, Volunteer, Educate)

Edel Browne, 19, Ireland, Free Feet

Gabby Frost, 18, USA, Buddy Project

Harry McCann, 17, Ireland, Digital Youth Council

Ileri Jaiyeoba, 17, USA, Code Red

Krithika Iyer, 17, USA, The SmartStart Initiative

Maria Myers, 16, USA, Pretty Purposeful

Mihir Garimella, 16, USA, Firefly

Mozamel Aman, 19, Afghanistan, WeConnect

Remmi Smith, 16, USA, Cooktime with Remi

Renita Zaparde, 17, USA, Pedal2Prosperity

Russell Reed, 17, USA, The Bridge Initiative

Saika Sharma, 18, USA, Microloans4Moms

Shulin Zhang, 18, China, Inner Peace Workshops

Trevis Belle, 19, Saint Kitts & Nevis, M.A.D.E (Making a Difference Everywhere)

William Lourcey, 13, USA, F.R.O.G.S (Friends Reaching Our Goals)  

2015

Ali Senhaji, 19, Morocco, Maghreb 5 Youth Summit

Andre Damian, 18, Netherlands, Leaders of Today

Eleanor Su, 16, USA, Schools for Africa Fund

Elijah Evans, 17, USA, No Use for Abuse Inc.

Emma Mogus, 16, Canada, Books with No Bounds

Erik Finman, 16, USA, Botangle

Haile Thomas, 14, USA, The HAPPY Organization

Ishita Singhal, 16, India, Orenda Trust

Josh Kauderer, 17, USA, Elephant Highway

Justin Bachman, 17, USA, Honor Good Deeds

Kajmere Houchins, 15, USA, The Power Cave

Kehkashan Basu, 14, UAE, Environment Academies

Kriti Lall, 17, USA, A Novel Solution for Inexpensive Arsenic Removal

Mélanie-Rose Frappier, 18, Canada, C’est Cool d'être en Santé (It's Cool to be Healthy)

Michael Bervell, 17, USA, Hugs for Ghana

Othmane Fourtassi, 18, Morocco, Speakalam

Rachel Parent, 15, Canada, Kids Right To Know

Riddhima Yadav, 19, USA, E3 (Education, Environment, Empowerment) - Youth for the Environment

Riley Gantt, 14, USA, Rainbow Pack

Ruchita Zaparde, 17, USA, Sew A Future, Inc.

Sabrina Hundal, Canada, 17, Science Girls

Sanah Jivani, 17, USA, International Natural Day

Siddhi Pal, 16, India, Breaking Barriers

Stephen Njoroge, 14, Kenya, The We Care Club

Takunda Ushe, 19, Zimbabwe, Circle of Influence Projects Society (CIPS)

Trisha Prahbu, 14, USA, ReThink: An Effective Way to Stop Cyberbullying

Valerie Weisler, 17, USA, The Validation Project

Vishal Vijay, 14, Canada, Children in Action

Yada Pruksachatkun, 17, Thailand, Light Footsteps Initiative

Yashasvi Raj, 14, USA, Lighting a Path to Peace

2014

Akash Mehta, 16, USA, Kids for a Better Future

Alessando Lauria, 14, USA, Malaria Defense Projecy-Nets in Action

Alisha Fredriksson, 19, Sweden, Seema

Alnur Kassim-Lakha, 17, Canada, Canadian Student Microfinance Alliance

Ashley Berry, 14, USA, G.I.R.L.S Workshops

Ashvika Dhir, 17, USA, CauseHub.com

Brittany Amano, 16, USA, Hawaii's Future Isn't Hungry

Carter Ries, 13, US, One More Generation

Deirdre Campbell, 19, Ireland, S.A.M. - Suicide Awareness Movement

Divya Shah, 17, Canada, Pencils for Kids (P4K)

Emma Freedman, 14, USA, Jungle Heroes, India, Toys from Trash and Single Use Plastic Removal

Issam Eddine Abail, 18, Morocco, Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Jack Skowronnek, 14, USA, Jack's Chattanoggins

Jason Li, 17, USA, iReTron

Jeremy Garriga, 17, USA, Soxcess

Joshua Williams, 13, USA, Joshua's Heart Foundation

Kylesh Sharma, 18, USA, Nepal House US Chapter

MaryMargaret O'Neill, 15, USA, Kids Are Heroes

Matthew Kaplan, 17, USA, The Be O.N.E. Project

Maxwell Jones, 17, Canada, Felice News & GEN Press Alliance

Olivia Wright, 15, USA, Tennessee H.U.G.S

Param Shah, 18, USA, Lotus Life Foundation

Priscilla Semphere, 19, Malawi, PenAfrica

Reshini Premaratne, 15, USA, X-Out Homelessness

Ribhu Vajpeyie, 15, India, Toys from Trash and Single Use Plastic Removal

Samarth Puri, 18, Kuwait, Team HOPE

Sarosha Hansraj, 16, USA, Children Care for Children

Sofia Naureen, 19, Pakistan, Pakistan Respects Women

Teagan Stedman, 14, USA, Shred Kids' Cancer, Ribhu Vajpeyi

Timothy Machasio, 19, South Africa, Teen Entrepreneurship Summit

2013

Adib Ayay, 19, Morocco, Fair Farming

Adora Svitak, 15, USA, TEDxRedmond

Alexia Paradzai, 18, Zimbabwe, PenAfrica

Alhassan Omar, 18, Egypt, Ebny Nafsak (Develop Youth)

Ali-Faizan Virji, 17, Canada, i.see

Anjali Chandrashekar, 19, USA, Picture It

Anoop Virk, 19, Canada, Project H.E.L.L.O

Dana Almedallah, 19, Saudi Arabia, One Hand One Heart

Ellen Chilemba, 18, Malawi, Tiwale

Faisal Al Fuhaid, 19, Kuwait, EQUAIT

Francis Ekii, 19, Uganda, Young Entrepreneurs Challenge - Uganda

Hector Ferronato, 18, Brazil

Jack Andraka, 16, USA, Paper Sensor for Cancer Detection

Jake Fine, 16, USA, Team Brotherly Love

Jasel Patel, 17, USA, NGO Technologies

Karen-Alexandra Nogues, 17, USA, The Megabook Initiative

Khaoula Morchid, 18, Morocco, Future Moroccan Entrepreneurs

Morgan Barron, 14, USA, Harmony Community Garden

Natalia Lushina, 18, Russia, Journey to Life

Natasha Suri, 16, USA, FoodSync

Nicholas Lowinger, 15, USA, Gotta Have Sole Foundation Inc.

Rameez Virji, 19, Canada, Medicine for a Better Tomorrow

Saajan Bhakta, 18, USA, PovSolve

Sheila Chukwulozie, 19, Nigeria, EmoART

Sienna Giraldi, 16, USA, Bridge the Gap

Souhail Wardi, 19, Morocco, National Entrepreneurial Camp

Sudarshan Muralidhar, 18, USA, 121Reach

Tharon Trujillo, 16, USA, TriKidz

Victoria Chok, 18, Canada, Markham Getting Together

Yash Gupta, 16, India, Sight Learning

2012

Adeline Tiffanie Suwana, 15, Suwana, Indonesia, Sahabat Alam

Aishvarya (Govil) Gupta, 19, USA, Wonder Writers

Alec Urbach, 16, USA, Giving from the Ground Up

Anna Safronova, 19, Russia, MyDreamCity

Avni Parikh, 17, USA, Let's Hope International

Ben Hirschfeld, 18, USA, LIT! Project

Brigitte Berman, 18, USA, Dorie Witt: A Guide to Surviving Bullies

Daniel Fine, 18, USA, Team Brotherly Love

Dylan Vecchione, 13, USA, ReefQuest

Emily-Anne Rigal, 18, USA, WeStopHate

Gary Bencheghib, 17, Indonesia, Make a Change Bali

Italo Ribeiro Alves, 19, Brazil, React & Change

Jarrod Sheehan, 16, USA, Health Disparities Teen Project

Jessica Markowitz, 16, USA, Richard's Rwanda IMPUHWE

Joseph Machado, 15, USA, Biking for America

Katie Stagliano, 13, USA, Katie's Krops

Kendall Ciesemier, 19, USA, Kids Caring 4 Kids

Lulu Cerone, 13, USA, LemonAID Warriors

Macallan Durkin, 17, USA, Goody Goodies

Mariam Sargsyan, 19, Armenia, Hopeland

Namgyal Wangchuck “Trichen” Lhagyari, 19, Tibet, My Country is Tibet

Peshwas Farik Saadon, 18, Kurdistan (Iraq), Institute of Ideological Thought

Selin Jessa, 16, Canada, Animation for Action

Shafaet Ashif Hossain, 19, Bangladesh, Project Sohay

Slater Jewell-Kemker, 19, Canada, An Inconvenient Youth

Sophie Mvurya, 17, Kenya, Hope Inspire Transform (HIT)

Vigi Hari, 14, Japan, Kodomo MDGs

Yara Al-Wazir, 19, Palestine, The Green Initiative

Zi Xuan Yap, 18, Singapore, IT Empowering Niger! (ITEM N!)

Ziyad El Mouniri, 18, Morocco, Women Empowerment: Walk Across the Borders

2011

Adele Taylor, 15, USA, Adele's Literacy Library

Alaina Podmorow, 13, Canada, Little Women for Little Women in Afghanistan

Alex Pommier, 17, USA, Ehthiopoan Aid Project, UNA-USA/US Fund for UNICEF

Alisa Hate, 19, Albania, The Healthy Smiles Projects/Smiles for Orphans

Amala Dasarathi, 15, India, Neighborhood Initiative to Promote Garbage Segregation in Bangalore

Bilaal  Rajan, 14, Canada, Making Change Now

Bosilika An, 17, USA, The BASH

Brian Waweru, 19, South Africa, Sports Day

Cheslyn Steenberg, 18, South Africa, Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP)

Fan Fan, 18, USA, 121Reach

Hosanna Kabakoro, 16, Fiji, Step-Up Literacy, TATUR - Teens Accessing Technology Using Responsibility, 2-Way Street

Iman Usman, 19, Indonesia, Indonesian Future Leaders

James Brooks, 14, Canada, 1000Classrooms

Jennifer Smith, 19, Australia, Mayibuye

Jordan Coleman, 15, USA, Say It Loud

Jourdan Urbach, 19, USA, Children Helping Children (CHC)

Kristen Powers, 17, USA, The Chapel Hill High School Green Tiger Campaign

Leora Friedman, 18, USA, Music is Medicine

Monil Singhal, 17, India, Community Conservation

Moranda Hern, 18, USA, Sisterhood of the Traveling BDU's (Battled Dress Uniforms)

Nayef Hammouri, 17, Palestine, Youths Online

Neha Gupta, 14, USA, Empower Orphans

Riana Shah, 18, India, Independent Thought and Social Action Project in India (ITSA)

Rosi Ranan, 18, Bangladesh, OVIJATREE / Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI)

Samuel Ndolo, 15, Kenya, Shine Orphans and Vulnerable Teens (SOVT)

Sara-Elizabeth Clark, 16, USA, Sara's Walk for Epilepsy / Sara's 5K Sprint for Epilepsy

Shannon McNamara, 17, USA, Shannon's After-School Reading Exchange (SHARE)

Shobana Saseedharan, 19, Malaysia, Children Behind Us Malaysia

Talia Leman, 16, USA, RandomKid

Toufique Tuhin, 18, Bangladesh, Stereotypes and Ethnic Bias / English Language and Democracy Club

Zuhal Sultan, 19, United Kingdom, National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

2010

Abdeslam Boubia, 18, Canada, Rising Against Poverty

Amaya Woodruff, 16, Mexico, Conectate Por Tú Salud 

Amr Ashraf, 17, Egypt, Prevent Air Pollution

Ayna Agarwal, 17, USA, Spot Pet Overpopulation Together (SPOT) Globally

Brady Baldwin, 17, USA, My Own Book

Cholpon Aitakhunova, 19, Kyrgyzstan, WE Can Do It!

Cindy Garcia, 18, Colombia, Amoq Pacha

Diana Onyonyi, 15, Kenya, Karura Girl Dormitory

Eloha Mohd, 18, Kyrgyzstan, Afghan New Generation

Eric Feldman, 19, USA, Rescuing and relocating children orphaned by AIDS

Fahim Farazi, 18, USA, DREAM Act

Fernand Kayitare, 16, Rwanda, Rwanda4u

Illya Symonenko, 20, Ukraine, Community ACTion Ukrainian Style (CACTUS)

Joshua Omo, 16, Nigeria, Children/Adolescents for a Smoke Free Environment (CASE)

Maiken Hamaluba, 13, Botswana, iEarn Botswana

Matias Rubbino, 18, Argentina, Canje X Cambio

Maty Shiloah, 19, Mexico, PEACE-MATES

Mitchelle Odiaka, 18, Nigeria, AGENDA (African Girl-Child Education Nurturing and Developing Action)

Momodou Secka, 18, The Gambia, Education All We Need

Niharika Jain, 19, USA, GUTS (Generation United to Succeed)

Olayinka Lawal, 16, USA, Raising Funds and Collecting Materials for Schools in Kenya

Patrick Pedraja, 14, USA, Driving for Donors

Sheel Tyle, 18, USA, ReSight

Tanvi Girota, 19, India, Teaching life skills and affecting change in society through theatre

Wilter Mutile, 17, Kenya, Health is Wealth

Zander Srodes, 19, USA, Turtle Talks

2008

Alicia Martinez, 17, Mexico, Peace Through Art

Anum Khan, 18, USA, Spread the Peace

Bubunur Tattybekovna, 18, Kyrgyzstan, Jashtar Kutchu - El Kuchu 

Consolee Nyiragirinka, 17, Rwanda, Youth Club

Cristian Hernandez, 18, Dominican Republic, Distributing School Supplies to Underprivileged Children

David Saddington, 15, United Kingdom, Footprints to Nature 

David Zuluaga, 18, Colombia, Facilitating Reconciliation and Social Integration of Demobilized Colombian Combatants 

Devansh Mathur, 14, India, Short Films that Promote Awareness 

Dylan Mahalingam, 12, USA, Lil' MDGs 

Emilio Perez Campanelli, 18, Argentina, Ecoclub Buratovich and Un Vagón Hermoso 

Erin Mycroft, 14, South Africa, The Chaeli Campaign 

Frida Hemsani, 15, Mexico, I-Peace

Janet Tso, 17, USA, CoAST

Josephine Wangeci, 18, Kenya, NJAA MARUFUKU PROJECT 

Khouloud Kharoub, 18, Israel, Assisting Arab, Jewish and Palestinian Families

Luke Christie, 14, USA, Muscular Dystrophy Association's National Goodwill Ambassador 

Mahishka Mendis, 16, Sri Lanka, Learn and Lead

Mahmoud Jabari, 16, Palestine, Young Reporters Across Borders

Mousa Mousawy, 15, Jordan, The First Aid Link

Omphile Masuku, 17, Botswana, Join Hands Against Malaria

Peggy Otengo, 18, Kenya, OKOA WASICHANA PROGRAM 

Pranav Sawhney, 17, India, YOUTHORIAA

Ryan Canin, 18, South Africa, Guinness World Record for a Canned Food Drive

Sarah Jameel, 16, Sri Lanka, BUMP IT OFF! Planet Earth

Sayid Abdullaev, 17, Kyrgyzstan, Aasha

Sebastian Roberts, 18, Canada, Bavubuka All*Sports

Sejal Hathi, 16, USA, Girls Helping Girls

Siddharth Aalambayan, 15, India Aasha

Stella Bugingo, 19, Tanzania, Rafiki Club 

Tara Suri, 17, USA, Turn Your World Around