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  • Zakary Kadish is his brother’s keeper

    Zakary Kadish served as a fundraiser and sometimes family spokesman after his younger brother was hit by lightning, resulting in a massive brain injury.

  • Katie Hamelburg helps motivate teen volunteers

    This week’s teen hero, Katie Hamelburg, spearheaded “Operation 18,000,” a year-long initiative challenging teens to donate their time.

  • Sarah Fiske helps Haitian orphans get to school

    This week’s Teen Hero, high school junior Sarah Fiske, shipped 50 bicycles to Haiti to help orphans get to school.

  • Lillian Pravda helps other kids see

    This week’s Teen Hero, eighth-grader Lillian Pravda, launched a nonprofit, Vision For and From Children, that raises money for eye surgeries for children in need.

  • Lauren Yellen stands up for Detroit

    A high school senior and regional president of BBYO, Laura Yellen has organized programs to get her peers interested in the future of Detroit.

  • With school supplies drive, Daniel Sobajian shows Students Do

    Four years since he launched Students Do as an eighth-grader, Daniel Sobajian says the organization has collected $25,000 in school supplies and distributed them to 2,500 Los Angeles schoolchildren.

  • Ellie Dubin helps kids discover their inner star

    For the past two years, Ellie Dubin, 17, has run “Kesem Shel Shir,” the Magic of Music, a teen-led service project that provides free musical theater programs to underprivileged children.

  • Puzzling project: Max Wallack helps Alzheimer’s patients

    Max Wallack — 17 and already a rising junior at Boston University — is the founder of PuzzlestoRemember, a non-profit that provides jigsaw puzzles to patients at Alzheimer’s and veteran’s facilities internationally.

  • Skylar Dorosin: Teaching underprivileged girls the joys of water polo

    Skylar Dorosin can’t imagine her life without water polo — so the 18 year-old Palo Alto, Calif. native is trying to use the sport to help underprivileged girls.

  • Ben Hirschfeld: A (safe) light unto students in Africa

    When Ben Hirschfeld first heard that students in developing African countries lack electricity and must endure noxious fumes from smoky kerosene lamps while reading and doing their schoolwork, the teenager from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., knew he had to find a way to help.