The Red Cross is empowering young people around the globe to be leaders in their own communities. Whether it’s taking charge of their own safety in the face of emergencies or educating their peers about international humanitarian law, students are making an impact in schools from the mountains of Bangladesh to the classrooms of Central New York. As the start of the school year revs up, meet six remarkable Red Cross heroes who are making a difference, all before their 18th birthday.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.