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Carly Bandt

Carly Bandt is a senior at Mounds View High School in Shoreview, Minnesota. She leads a service club at her school and is the president of the HandsOn Twin Cities Youth Advisory Board, a group that promotes youth engagement with local nonprofits. In addition, she is the Minnesota NCAM ambassador for Youth Service America and a World Vision Youth Communicator. Although her diverse interests have led her to volunteer with a variety of organizations, her passion is for girl empowerment. She is a Teen Advisor for the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, an assistant coach for Girls On the Run, and leads a Girl Power group for middle school students. Her goal is to promote self-esteem and healthy lifestyle choices in her community, while simultaneously spreading awareness of the issues girls face in developing nations. Carly aspires to study international business to combine her passions of economics and international issues. For now, she is looking forward to spreading her love of service with others!

Kelsey Hirsch

Kelsey is a 14 year old Freshman at South Forsyth High School, in Cumming, Georgia. Currently, she is both continuing work on her Bands4RAINN (www.Bands4RAINN.org) project (selling silicone wristbands to raise money for RAINN.org) and planning the firts ever High School level Sexual Violence Awareness Week. She spent this past summer putting the team together (www.WarEagles4RAINN.org) and they are well on their way, with Kelsey at the helm.  She aspires to bring HOPE, COURAGE and STRENGTH to survivors and help her fellow students avoid the pitfalls of sexual predators by empowering them with knowledge.  

Celia Buckman

Celia is a freshman at New Trier High School in a suburb of Chicago. She is passionate about human rights, international development and aid, and the educational value of service learning. Currently, Celia is a UNICEF Young Ambassador, a DoSomething.org Youth Advisory Council Member, and has founded a social action club called FIND (Fix It Now Darn it) and a Girl Up club, for gender equality in developing countries. An active volunteer, Celia loves to help out with disabled children and refugees and enjoys promoting service opportunities on her school's Service Board. In her free time, Celia debates and reads.

Chris Dryden

Chris is a Sophmore at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the American School of Lima. He hes been working with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to help the ministry create guidelines for their new regulation, and create healthy initiatives at the schools around Lima. He enjoys creating initiatives through social entrepreneurship, and is currently part of Social Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow. He has lived in more than nine countries and visited 34. He is currently part of the Healthy Schools Initiative Global Issues Network team. He wants to study management and take a managerial position in the future. But in the meantime, Chris is exited to work with VolunTEEN Nation to improve his community.

Imani Ward

Imani is a senior at King Drew Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles. She is currently a member of Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Youth United Committee where she works to host fundraising events, volunteer at HFH GLA builds and promote HFH GLA in her school as well as in the community. In addition to her work with HFH GLA, Imani founded IMPACT in August 2012, a nonprofit geared towards addressing the needs of her community and providing youth with tools and skills to make positive change.