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Published April 26, 2016

Marley Dias
Marley Dias

11-year-old Marley's main goal is to help kids like her discover books, so she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks book drive. She loves reading and wants other Black girls to love it just as much. She also wants to ensure that the characters are relatable. She works with GrassROOTS Community Foundation, with whom she collected 1000 books to donate to children. 

Maya Penn
Maya Penn

Maya Penn is a young philanthropist, environmental activist, author, inspirational speaker, eco-designer and much more. Since a young age, Maya has taken her passion for the environment and used it to build Maya Ideas, an eco-friendly clothing and accessories business. 

Haile Thomas
Haile Thomas

Haile Thomas is the youngest student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is currently training to become a certified health coach. She is most known for being the founder and executive director of the HAPPY Organization, a fun opportunity for kids to engage in affordable nutrition education and cooking classes.

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