The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, Jordin Sparks, Kat Graham and Diego Boneta were all chosen to be the honorees for this year’s Power of Youth event.?Variety’s Power of Youth is an initiative that celebrates top young talent and their involvement with philanthropic and humanitarian causes. It also encourages the fans of these celebrities to get involved and take action.
A block party celebration will be held on September 15th at Paramount Studios. This event will include fun-filled festivities, live performances, PlayStation3/PlayStationVita video games, food and a ceremony for the honorees.
Vanessa will be honored for her work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Jonas Brothers for Change for the Children Foundation, Sarah for the George Lopez Foundation, Kat for the Water Project, Jordin for I’m M.A.D. Are You? Campaign for ChildHelp and Diego for Vannie E. Cook Children’s Cancer & Hematology Clinic.
More information about these organizations are listed below:
Grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Granting wishes creates amazing experiences and a positive attitude to help them overcome their obstacles. http://www.wish.org/
Change for the Children Foundation
Organization established by the Jonas Brothers to support programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity. http://www.changeforthechildren.org/
George Lopez Foundation
Established in 2009 by George Lopez to help underprivileged children, adults and military families confront challenges in education and health, as well as increasing awareness about kidney disease and organ donation.
The Water Project helps provide clean and safe drinking water to people who have no access to it. The money raised is used in the construction needed to provide clean water in Africa. http://thewaterproject.org/
Childhelp was founded in 1959, with a mission to help victims of child abuse and neglect. Their approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. http://www.childhelp.org
Vannie E. Cook Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic
Offers care and treatment to children of South Texas who suffer from cancer and blood disorders. They also provide cancer genetic counseling to individuals concerned about their risk of cancer.http://www.vanniecookchildrensclinic.org/