Rania Mustafa Ali
Rania Mustafa Ali is an award-winning journalist, public speaker, and human rights defender from Syria. Her main focus areas are refugee rights, female empowerment, and mental health.
Allyson Castillo is an active member of Amnesty International Chile’s Human Rights Education Team, creating workshops to educate people of all ages about migration, human rights, and sexual and reproductive rights.
Jarrouj Nour helps refugees and asylum seekers to become confident cyclists in the UK. Nour is not just teaching them how to ride a bicycle, save money, and be environmentally friendly, but also how to become independent.
Mari Malek is a refugee turned runway model, DJ, and actress. She uses her platform to advocate for children affected by war in South Sudan. She is also the founder of “Stand For Education”.
Sam Dylan Finch
Sam Dylan Finch is a writer and digital creator making mental health content accessible to all. He is also the founder of ‘Let’s Queer Things Up!’ a community mental health resource by and for the LGBTQ+ community.
Mikah Jones is an activist sharing his methods and perspectives on how he approaches mental health, trauma, and self love. His social media presences on Instagram and TikTok reflects just how impactful his teachings have been.
Satvik Sethi is a mental health activist currently on a mission to make the world happier as the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Runaway, a social entrepreneurial venture that promotes mental health awareness.
Kristal Ambrose is a Marine Plastic Pollution Researcher, Educator, Divemaster, and Environmentalist. She is also the founder and director of Bahama Plastic Movement (@bahamaplasticmovement).
Afroz Shah is a environmental activists and layer from Mumbai. He organised the world's largest beach clean-up project. In 2016 he was named by the UN as a Champion of the Earth for leading the clean-up of Mumbai’s Versova Beach.
Shalise Leesfield is a 15-year-old ocean conservationist helping to make a positive change. In 2019, Shalise was presented the 2019 Environmental Citizen of the year award in recognition of her efforts to save the ocean from plastic waste.
Inka Cresswell is a filmmaker, marine biologist, and photographer, who captures stories about research efforts, conservation successes, and changing the public's perception on some of the most misunderstood marine species.
Gia Parr (she/her) began her transition at the start of 8th grade where she decided to publicly disclose her gender in a letter to her parents and peers. Since then, she has dedicated her time to enhancing the visibility of trans youth.
Onyx (E.Smith, they/them) is a student activist who founded the non-profit ‘Central Texas GSA Coalition’ with the goal of enhancing the impacts of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSA) in Austin, Texas.
Viktória Radványi is the Hungarian winner of the MTV EMAs Generation Change Award 2021. She is also a board member of Budapest Pride, Hungary’s first feminist and anti-racist LGBTQ+ NGO.
Ashton Mota (he/him) uses his voice to empower and uplift Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ youth. Mota became the face of the ‘Yes on 3’ movement, a campaign encouraging voters to keep a 2016 state law allowing people to use restrooms that align with their gender identity which was successfully upheld.
Sophie Healy-Thow focuses on improving access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food in undernourished communities. Healy-Thow is also a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement (SUN).
Mary-Pat Hector is a Program Strategist at Rise; an organisation led by more than 40,000 students and supporters from colleges and universities across U.S. She has led and organised hunger strikes, gaining more than 75,000 meals for students at HBCUs.
Joshua Williams created the Joshua’s Heart Foundation, distributing food and other types of aid to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Now at age 20, Williams’ activism has inspired other young people to take action to defeat poverty.
Dawood Qureshi is a talented individual who is passionate about wildlife, conservation, and the environment. She is also the ambassador for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Engagement Officer for the nature organisation A Focus On Nature.
Juan Acosta is a 24-year-old internationally recognised and award winning LGBTQ+ mental health advocate. He has served on national committees, speaks at conferences and festivals, and is a New York Times bestselling author.
Sophia Badhan is an award-winning Mental Health Campaigner and Speaker. In 2019 she was awarded the Diana award for her work and she is a recipient of the British Citizen Award for Healthcare.
Michelle Abiero is an activist and writer who focuses her work on mental health and feminism. In 2017, Michelle founded Project Fmile to raise awareness and break down the misunderstandings surrounding mental health and suicide in Kenya.
After losing his brother to suicide in 2018, Ben West became a mental health campaigner calling for mandatory training of teachers in mental health awareness and high level discussions about employee wellbeing in workplaces.
Stephanie Hu is the Founder and Executive Director at Dear Asian Youth - a youth-led, global organisation that promotes intersectional activism, solidarity with other marginalised communities, equality and equity.
Ashlyn So is a 14 year old fashion designer and activist who loves to help others. She began her journey at the age of 6 which led to her being named People’s Hero by E! People’s Choice award where she made 1,000 masks for frontline workers.
Pranjal Jain is an Indian-American organiser and Founder of Global Girlhood - a womxn-led organisation that amplify womxn’s stories of empowerment in hopes of increasing representation and challenge biased narratives.
Nancy Bosnoian is a Syrian-American sleep activist who is the founder of End No Sleep, a non-profit dedicated to making sleep resources more accessible to marginalized communities, like refugees and immigrants.
Fatima Al Alkaabi
Fatima Al kaabi is a young Emirati activist amplifying the voices of young girls and women in STEM.From an early age, she has been interested in technology and innovation and has gone on to being award the UAE’s youngest inventor in 2015.
Nibras Khudaida is a Yazidi rights advocate who was forced to flee her home of Erbil, Iraq because of ISIS. After being denied her education, she now speaks up for girls’ education worldwide.
Jana Amin is a 18-year old Egyptian-American advocate for gender parity and youth inclusion in the MENA region. Amin has given two TEDx Talks, spoken at the UN, and was recognised as one of Arab-America’s 20 under 20 awardees in 2020.
Alia Al Mansoori
Alia Al Mansoori is a Emirati activist breaking stereotypes of women in STEM and the next space prodigy. She created Emirati Astronaut creating a space in her community for people to share their ideas on the different sciences.
Nyombi Morris is the CEO of Earth Volunteers which is a non profit organisation who unite young people who are passionate about planting trees, protecting forests, and standing up for climate justice voluntarily.
Dara McAnulty is an 18-year-old Northern Irish naturalist, writer and environmental campaigner. His debut book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, won the 2020 Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing, and was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize.
Dr Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig D.Sc. h.c. is an 20-year-old birder and activist. She uses her blog to write posts about birding, conservation, and environmental issues from around the world.
The founder of a fashion research studio that focuses on using regenerative materials and systems of production believes that new innovations can only bring about change if we educate society about why they’re necessary.
Xiye Bastida is a climate activist lobbying for global climate action. She is also the co-founder of Re-Earth Initiative, lead organiser for F4F, and sits on the administration committee of the People’s Climate Movement.
Amy and Ella Meek
Amy and Ella Meek are sisters fighting against plastic pollution and waste in the UK. The pair started Kids Against Plastic in 2016 which helps young people learn about environmental issues.
Licypriya Kangujam is a climate activist who started off protesting outside the Indian Parliament at the age of just 6. She has since addressed world leaders, given Ted talks, and founded ‘The Child Movement’.
Rosie King is a prominent figure within the autism awareness community. She shares her experiences of autism to counter prejudices and misunderstandings that affect children with learning difficulties.
Alice Mamaga is a social entrepreneur who founded the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana. She helped develop the Autism Aid app, which promotes autism awareness and improves the lives of children living with autism.
Hailey Hardcastle is a freshman at the University of Oregon and a mental health advocate who helped pass House Bill 2191, which allows students to take mental health days off from school.
Sunniva Ferri is an activist dedicated to ‘embracing change & breaking stereotypes’. She is currently a youth leader for Global Partnership for Education in Germany, providing quality education to children.
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman
Maryam and Nivaal Rehman are twins, both dedicated to using their platform for advocacy and storytelling. Their non-profit ‘The World With MNR’ takes action to support climate justice, gender equality and inclusivity.
Julieta Martínez is the founder of Tremendas (@tremendascl), a platform that connects girls and young women who use their talent to support social impact causes (talent with a purpose).
Maryangel Garcia-Ramos is an influential advocate for diversity and inclusion in Mexico. She founded the non-profit Mexican Women With Disabilities, securing equal protection for women with disabilities.
Jerome Foster II
At just aged 19, Jerome Foster II is the youngest ever White House Environmental Justice Advisor in US history. On top of that, he has been a leading voice for Black and Indigenous visibility in climate activism.
Gab Mejia work focuses on conservation of wetlands and wildlife. He is a photographer, WWF national youth council and co-founder of Youth Engaged in Wetlands, an organisation dedicated to conserving the worlds wetlands.
Elizabeth Wathuti is an environmentalist and founder of the Green Generation Initiative which is an organisation that teaches young people to be environmentally conscious. She has since planted 30,000 trees in Kenya.
Bella Lack founded The Born Free Foundation at just aged 11, which is a dedicated animal charity that stops the exploitation of animals. She has since become one of the UKs prominant young environmentalists.
Helena Gualinga is an Indigenous environmental and human rights activist who stands against the interests of big oil companies and their environmental impact on Indigenous land in Ecuador.
Santiago Sorrenti is an activist, educator, and founder of the LGBTQ+ organisation G(end)er Swap - a London-based ‘clothes swap’ creating a safe space for trans and gender-nonconforming people.
Founder of @youthadvocatesforchange - an organisation amplifying and empowering youth voices. The non-profit has since expanded and has raised over $26,000 providing black youths with scholarship funds.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ossé became a prominent BLM organiser and co-founded the activist group @WarriorsintheGarden. Since then, Ossé has transitioned to serving as a member of the New York Council.
BreeAnne began her advocacy at the age of 15, starting her own non-profit @blkislit with hopes to fill a void in black representation on IG. Since then, she has used her platforms to teach politics to young people across the country.
@ohhappydani, formerly known as Danielle Coke, is an Illustrator, motivational speaker and activist. She has inspired thousands of people around the world with her elaborate yet digestible illustrations on complex social justice-related issues.
During Christmas of 2021, children in Accra, more specially Achimota Anglican Junior High School, one of the poorest villages in the region were gifted boxes full of Converse from London’s unsold stock.
At just 16-years-old, Christina Adane started a petition on behalf of the 1.4 million children in the UK who rely on free school meals - which has since amassed over 430,000 signatures to date.
Originally from the Bahamas, Lauren Ritchie is passionate about climate change. Not only a student at Colombia, Lauren also founded ecojusticeproject and is a co-host on the blackgirlblueprint.
Commonly known as X, he is an environmental activist and artist. As a teenager, X has done three Ted Talks and has spoken at UN conference in three different languages, including his native language Nahuatl.
Climate activist Wanjiku Gatheru is currently studying at Oxford University and is the founder of @blackgirlenviromentalist. Wawa has created a supportive community of Black girls, women and non-binary environmentalists.
Aliénor (Allie) is an Economics and Public Policy graduate from the University of Toronto. Since the age of 10, She has been an environmental and human rights activist, passionate about sustainability and climate justice.
Author, blogger, and climate activist Leah Thomas founded the Intersectional Environmentalist to connect the environmental movement to social problems, especially within the context of racial injustice.
14-year-old Vinisha Umashankar, a student of SKP Vanitha International School in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, designed a solar ironing cart so that the use of charcoal can be reduced in India.
Forbi Perise, ‘Plastic Man’
Environmental activist Perise collects plastic waste. His goal is to work directly with the Cameroonian government to ensure structural changes in environmental and waste management.
Exemplifying the qualities of this industrious generation – innovative, entrepreneurial, and eager to build a better planet (among many others) – Ann Makosinski is also on a mission to prove that science and art go hand in hand.
Kasha Sequoia Slavner, Activist Filmmaker
Kasha Sequoia Slavner is an award-winning filmmaker and director who made a splash in the industry with her 2017 social change film ‘The Sunrise Storyteller’. She also founded her own social change initiative, The Global Sunrise Project.
Melati Wijsen – YOUTHTOPIA
Melati Wijsen is part of a growing phalanx of Gen Zers determined to shape our planet’s future. Her latest social venture YOUTHTOPIA, a community-centric learning platform that’s set to become the go-to HQ for aspiring changemakers.