12 'Ordinary' Kids Who Made 'TIME's Most Influential List

malala yousafzaiFrom superstar athletes to culinary prodigies and record-breaking Nobel Peace Prize winners, this year's crop of TIME's 25 Most Influential Teens is impressive. And that's to say the least. They've become activists, inspirations, and role models for the rest of the youth around the country.

TIME's list features amazing teens who have gone on to shape the world, but the real standouts are the everyday kids who are doing awesome things. They're the kids who remind us that our children really can change the world one day.

Look below to see which teens made the list and see just how great their accomplishments are:

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Which teen is most inspiring to you?

 

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