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2019 SEEN Young Changemakers
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2019 SEEN Young Changemakers in Metro Detroit

Published August 1, 2019 by

For these seven kids and teens, age has no boundaries. See how these young changemakers are making an impact in Metro Detroit.

Photography by Justin Milhouse

Location: Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit

SEEN recently asked the community to nominate young changemakers in Metro Detroit. We then selected seven kids and teens who are impacting their communities ­— from a 5-year-old collecting books for kids overseas to two sisters keeping the homeless warm locally. Their stories show you don’t have to a “grown up” to make a difference.

Simran Adnani

Simran Adnani

Simran Adnani, a 5-year-old Troy resident, is spreading her love of reading to kids in Metro Detroit and as far away as India. Read more about Simran here.

Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg, 18, founded Sib4Sib, a support group for Metro Detroit siblings to share their experiences and stories. Read more about Jessica here.

Mackenzie and Kate Martin

Martin sisters

Sisters Mackenzie and Kate Martin created MK Blanket Wraps, a nonprofit that distributes handmade blankets to homeless shelters. Read more about Mackenzie and Kate here.

Noah Peterson

Noah Peterson

Senior Noah Peterson has set out to bring positive change to the city of Rochester Hills through his involvement in the Rochester Hills Government Youth Council. Read more about Noah here.

Daniel Rizo-Lopez

Daniel Rizo-Lopez

Daniel Rizo-Lopez is a 17-year-old Detroit native who works to beautify the city of Detroit and improve educational opportunities for youth. Read more about Daniel here.

Cheyanne Robinson

Innovator Cheyanne Robinson mentors peers to make Detroit a better place for her generation. Read more about Cheyanne here.

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