The Million Mile Clean

The Million Mile Clean

Started by Surfer Against Sewage, The Million Mile Clean is a campaign hoping to inspire 100,000 volunteers to walk 10 miles throughout the year, picking up litter as they go.

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Adri Rachelle, Activist

Adri Rachelle, Activist

From an early age Adri has been providing homes for animals in need. Pigs, horses, reptiles, goats, dogs, all creatures big and small are welcome at Wild Things Sanctuary, her non-profit animal rescue organisation.

Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Zoe Stromberg, Artist & Activist

Through her series of striking illustrations, 25-year-old Zoe Stromberg unapologetically highlights the continued issue of sexual harassment. Her Instagram handle @cutecatcalls is a safe space full of anonymous pieces.

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira Robinson, Dancer

Kira went viral on TikTok this year with a video of her unboxing her new ballet pointe shoes, highlighting problems of representation and diversity that go largely unnoticed. Her TikTok video now has over 1.4 million views.

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

Krystyna Paszko, Activist

At just 17, Krystyna Paszko has dedicated her burgeoning career to helping victims of domestic violence. Her covert support page 'Comomiles and Pansies' provides sufferers with a safe way of bringing their abusers to justice.

The C-List, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Helen Addis

The C-List, Lisa Potter-Dixon and Helen Addis

Highlighting a lesser-known challenge faced by cancer patients, The C-List is an innovative new website giving those living with the disease the chance to shop ‘cancer-kinder’ beauty products.

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman, Activist & Poet

Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in US history, having been named the first-ever national youth poet laureate in 2017.

Da Bomb, Isabel and Caroline Bercaw

Da Bomb, Isabel and Caroline Bercaw

At the helm of Gen Z's shift towards self-starting and entrepreneurship are sisters Isabel and Caroline Bercaw, who built a multi-million dollar brand from the ground up before they even graduated high school.

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Marc Keiser, Designer

Marc Keiser, Designer

One-half of cult fashion label Keiser Clark, Marc Keiser is using his platform to raise awareness about the importance of voting and encourage young people to register across the US.

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Fatimata Cham, Activist & Poet

Hailing from the Bronx in New York, Fatimata Charm has established herself as influential BLM and Muslim activist. An unapologetically outspoken black women, she uses her flair for poetry to strive for systematic change.

Gabby Frost, Activist

Gabby Frost, Activist

At just 14 Gabby Frost set up suicide prevention and awareness organisation Buddy Project, now at 21, she has been decorated with a multitude of teen activism awards.

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Jahkini Bisselink, Activist

Fighting for Gen Z voices when it comes to government reform, Jahkini Bisselink has repped the Dutch youth at the UN, and has worked with the likes of Billie Eilish.

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

Lavinya Stennett, Activist

At only 23-years-old, Lavinya Stennett is the CEO of The Black Curriculum, a new initiative that’s fighting to improve teaching of Black history and culture across the UK.

DrawFor

DrawFor

DrawFor makes limited print runs of work donated by artists and sells them online. All profits are then donated to charities including the NHS.

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

Daisy Jeffrey, Activist

One young woman who won't be silenced by lawmakers, Australian climate activist Daisy Jeffrey organised school strikes in 2019, and has published her own book on climate action.

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Zero Hour

Zero Hour

Zero Hour's founder, 16-year-old Jamie Margolin created a global movement to ensure young people's voices are heard when it comes to climate change reform. And today, youth voices are louder than ever.

Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

Harry Stebbings, Entrepreneur

Harry is one of the biggest names in venture capital at age 23. He created 'The Twenty Minute VC' podcast and co-founded Stride.VC, a venture capital firm making waves across the industry.

Global Citizen

Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a collective voice of millions who want to end poverty by 2030, taking on new planetary initiatives and climate change campaigns daily.

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Steve Bartlett, Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Steve Bartlett founded digital media companies Social Chain & Media Chain - at the age of 22. Today, his content reaches over 1.8 billion people.

Oatly

Oatly

Satisfying the dairy carvings of vegans and flexitarians worldwide, Oatly is the chief of the alt-milk industry. Max nutrional value and minimal environemental impact is the ethos.

Atelier & Repairs

Atelier & Repairs

Founded by Maurizio Donadi, Atelier & Repairs is leading the movement of excess reduction in fashion. The LA store turns our throw away items into one-of-a-kind pieces & partners with brands globally.

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Common Table Creative

Common Table Creative

Common Table Creative are growing a more just and regerative world through storytelling. Their unique films on organic farming are as inspiring as they are informative.

Taylor Lorenz, Journalist

Taylor Lorenz, Journalist

Taylor is a modern day Gen Z reporter tackling youth culture stories for the New York Times, she uses social media and a mobile phone to unearth global trends before anyone else.

Harry Hambley, Artist

Harry Hambley, Artist

20-year-old illustrator and global Insta star Harry Hambley is the creative force behind Ketnipz, a social media sensation that strives to spread joy and positivity online.

MOB Kitchen

MOB Kitchen

MOB Kitchen, the most student and budget friendly food blog on the web, shows us how to make amazing group meals on seriously low budgets. They're currently at 338k followers.

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

Zamzam Ibrahim, Campaigner

President of the NUS, Ibrahim is fighting for liberation and against injustice. Bringing communities together to foster inclusivity and respect is at the heart of her work.

Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz Taylor, Producer

Taz is a producer, songwriter, and record label founder, who started the collective Internet Money. He's part of the Gen Z SoundCloud trap movement that's taking over the charts.

The Pink Protest

The Pink Protest

The Pink Protest is leading the UK #FreePeriods movement online and in the streets. Their Insta series 'On Wednesdays We Wear Pink' provides action points for people to follow.

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Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

Kelvin Doe, Entrepreneur

This Sierra Leonean innovator taught himself engineering when he was 13, proving that resources aren't a barrier and that all you need to get started is ambition, creativity, and curiosity.

Bimini Love, Activist

Bimini Love, Activist

The UK parliament is taking period poverty seriously thanks to this activist and her peers. Founder of Street Cramps, Bimini Love spends her spare time fighting menstrual inequality.

It’s On Us

It’s On Us

It's On Us means what it says in the name. It's a rallying cry for people to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, and to create a culture of consent.

Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

Riya Karumanchi, Entrepreneur

A genius teen entrepreneur focused on harnessing tech to better people's lives. At just 15 she designed a cane equipped with GPS and proximity sensors to help the visually impaired.

Conceptos Plásticos

Conceptos Plásticos

Ecological geniuses Conceptos Plásticos are building homes/schools for entire communities in developing countries, and they're all made entirely from recycled plastic materials. No more endearing way of dealing with a global problem!

Jenna Raine, Musician

Jenna Raine, Musician

Rising Gen Z talent Jenna Raine is an American singer/songwriter with an infectious energy that she transmits through her insightful lyrics fused together with an organic, beat-driven sound.

Social Bite

Social Bite

This fantastic cafe chain is changing the lives of homeless people, with sandwich shops across the UK, they donate profits to charity and provide meals for those sleeping rough.

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Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur

Aimee Clint, Entrepreneur

Aimee Clint struggled to understand her autistic brother's condition so she wrote a book to help others in similar situations and won a Europe-wide enterprise award for her work.

All Out

All Out

All Out is helping to mobilise big rallies and LGBTQ+ activist demonstrations. Determined to spread love and equality, All Out gives anyone the tools to start petitions.

Hunter Schafer, Actor

Hunter Schafer, Actor

If you didn't know who Hunter Schafer was, you will soon. The breakout star of Euphoria, this amazing LGBT+ activist is redefining style and trans acceptance before our very eyes.

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

Joe Franklin, 5upplied

As Gen Z entrepreneurs go, Joe Franklin (17) is top tier. His rare sneaker empire 5upplied started with a single pair and his clientele includes AJ Tracey & Dizzie Rascal.

LIXIL

LIXIL

Poor sanitation is still very much a crisis in developing countries, but LIXIL is leading the mission to bring toilets and clean water to the most remote and vulnerable regions.  

Tiffany Zhong, Entrepreneur

Tiffany Zhong, Entrepreneur

After a stint at uni, Tiffany Zhong thought a successful Gen Z insights company, Zebra IQ, was more her style. She's has worked with brands like Snapchat and Levi Strauss.

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

Jasmine Lee-Jones, Playwright

How to make waves in the LDN's theatre scene? Call your provocative first drama 'Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner'. This brilliant playwright is adding a fresh voice to enduring literature.

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Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Johan Sundstein, Gamer

Only the best could win nearly $7million USD by gaming. This Danish Dota player, who goes by N0tail, is the highest earning pro gamer in the world.

Help Refugees UK

Help Refugees UK

Aid is absolutely crucial for refugees, and Help Refugees UK is dedicated to placing funds and humanitarian support wherever it's needed globally.

Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist

Blondey McCoy, Athlete & Artist

Pro skateboarder, artist, clothing designer, and model, Blondey McCoy translates prescient Gen Z themes like mental health/male suicide into some seriously cool threads.

School Space

School Space

Jemma Phibbs/James Lloyd are passionate as co-directors. School Space provides underfunded schools with valuable funds by letting out their facilities to needing communities.    

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

Chella Man, Actor & Activist

The inspirational actor Chella Man is known for sharing his experiences as a transgender, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish person of colour. Catch him in Titans.

Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist

Kian Tortorello-Allen, Activist

One of UK's foremost LGBT+ activists, Kian Tortorello-Allen is a trans student with expertise in both classical music & activism. Check out the Instagram, ki_does_activism

Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Kyle Giersdorf, Gamer

Ever wanted to win $3 million USD playing Fortnite? That's reality for Kyle Giersdorf, one of the world's best gamers, who won the Fornite World Cup in 2019 at just 16.

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Love The Oceans

Love The Oceans

Love the Oceans is an exciting non-profit marine conservation organisation working in Mozambique. It offers courses and experiences to inform the public on marine life.

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Arielle Geismar, Activist

Part of @Team_Enough, a youth-led initiative to end gun violence, this whirl-wind of positive social change has engaged thousands with her message of peace.

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

Reese Cooper, Fashion Designer

The Gen Zer making waves in menswear, Reese Cooper was 1st runner-up 2019 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. His americana-inspired label sells out in department stores everywhere.

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse, Entrepreneur

Alina Morse founded her groundbreaking company, Zolli Candy, when she was just 12 years old. She now runs a candy empire selling millions of Zollipops that clean your teeth!

Depop

Depop

Gen Z's answer to eBay, Depop has amassed over 13 million users and is becoming the go-to for all things resale. If you're anti fast fashion, this is a digital treasure trove.

Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists

Melati & Isabel Wisjen, Activists

Melati and Isabel Wisjen are two amazing sisters from Bali who, while campaigning to ban all plastic bags on their island, kickstarted an international movement of inspiration, youth empowerment, and global waste reduction.

Marley Dias, Activist

Marley Dias, Activist

Gen Z role model Marley Dias is an American diversity activist and feminist who launched a campaign called #1000BlackGirlBooks when she was just 11 years old.

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Wafflesncream

Wafflesncream

Wafflesncream is an eclectic group of talent, creating art made by the young, for the young. It's building West Africa's first ever skate park alongside a new street-wear brand.

Donate4Refugees

Donate4Refugees

Donate4Refugees is making a big difference when it comes to supporting refugees across the globe. It began in 2016 and has raised over £100k+ in financial aid.

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Quantay Peoples, Film Maker

Up-and-coming Gen Z filmmaker and content creator Quantay Peoples was chosen by Kanye West himself to work on the 'Jesus is King' documentary. Check out his Youtube.

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

Shamma Al Mazrui, Politician

A politician at just 22, the incredible Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui is fighting for justice as Minister of State for Youth Affairs (youngest in the world) in the United Arab Emirates.

FreeWill

FreeWill

FreeWill is an incredible venture geared towards social impact and giving. In it's infancy the company has already facilitated the transfer of over $1 billion in charity donations.

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Freddy Coomes, Fashion Influencer

Londoner Freddy Coomes began amassing his own one-of-a-kind clothing collection at just 16 and is now at the helm of a successful Instagram and Depop vintage fashion empire.  

Trevor Project

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a vital 24 hour hotline service that offers crisis support and suicide prevention tools for LGBTQ+ members under 25, giving the vulnerable a helping hand.

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Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Sean Kelly, Entrepreneur

Eponymous Gen Z business visionary Sean Kelly heads the company Jersey Champs, which is partnering with celebs and athletes to create incredibly unique jersey designs.

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

Virang Dal, Entrepreneur

Virang Dal is the brains behind EconplusDal, a fab viral YouTube channel providing students from all over the globe with entertaining and informative Economics tutorial videos.

Peta2

Peta2

Peta has been a leading voice in animal rights for generations, and Peta2 is a space dedicated to Gen Z. You can learn about ways to help animals and find local rallies.

Bana Alabed, Activist

Bana Alabed, Activist

A true inspiration, Bana Alabed is an eight-year-old Syrian refugee and peace campaigner using social media to spread awareness of the harsh realities of war for children.

Albert Kennedy Trust

Albert Kennedy Trust

LGBTQ+ members in the UK have been using AKT's life changing voluntary services for over three decades, which help support homeless or vulnerable young people.

Pixpay

Pixpay

French startup Pixpay optimise everything Gen Z wants from mobile banking. Unlike most others it offers a seamless and flexible experience to teens under 15. It's pocket money heaven.