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  • Val Weisler’s ‘Validation Project’ empowers bullied teens

    Val Weisler started a website that connects teens with mentors to learn skills that can be applied to community service and their careers.

  • Zoe Butchen uses Taylor Swift song to fight Parkinson’s

    14-year-old Zoe Butchen has raised over $50,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research with the help of a hit song.

  • Yaniv Sadka gets teens involved in the fight against cancer

    As a Los Angeles high school student, Yaniv Sadka started Teens Curing Cancer, a club that has raised $12,000 so far.

  • Noah Levinson raises money, awareness for troubled teens

    The Teen Heroes column is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation. To learn more about the foundation’s $36,000 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, visit http://dillerteenawards.org. WASHINGTON (JTA) —After taking a class on Jewish ethics at his synagogue, 17-year-old Noah Levinson was left wondering about the future of those less fortunate than himself. “We are…

  • Gabriella Cooperman chips in with Cookies for Charity

    The Illinois high school freshman’s event to help special needs kids get equestrian therapy has brought in more than $47,000 over nine years.

  • Connor Tukel brings tech to seniors, entrepreneurialism to students

    The Teen Heroes column is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation. To learn more about the foundation’s $36,000 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, visit http://dillerteenawards.org. (JTA) — While visiting his grandmother in Florida last winter break, Connor Tukel helped set up her new iPhone. “Then it hit me that it was so easy for…

  • Morgan Davidson makes good on vow to grandmother

    The Californian’s Ambassadors for Hope Club has raised over $8,000 for cancer-related causes.

  • Adena Rochelson stocks shelters and pantries with needed toiletries

    Dubbing her project “Operation Soap Dish,” this 15-year-old partners with supermarkets, toiletry manufacturers, synagogues, churches and fraternities at nearby Syracuse University to collect and distribute more than 28,000 items.

  • Dylan Sharp raises money for Ukrainian Jewish kids

    Dylan Sharp used his bar mitzvah to raise almost $50,000 for an organization rescuing at-risk Jewish children in Ukraine. Now he’s sending the word across the U.S.

  • Edan Evenhaim brings community service into 21st century

    Edan Evanheim’s website matches teens with community service opportunities based on their location, skills and interests.