This micro doc series, comprised of 1-2 minute videos, focuses on each of the 2018 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders. The series as a whole represents the culmination of the 2018 Just Peace Summit in New York City. Each video serves to both encapsulate the work of each Global Teen Leader, as well as reflect their shared drive and passion to positively impact the world and inspire others to do the same.
AMANDA 16, USA
AnxietyHelper is an app that acts as a mental health guidebook, giving users the tools they need to learn about and cope with mental illness. The app is aimed towards those who are mentally ill, and provides information about mental health, a supportive community and resources to make coping with mental illness easier.
Ciara-Beth 18, Ireland
MiContact is an app that acts as an easy solution for individuals with autism to practice eye contact at their discretion and convenience. Based on applied behavioral analysis, the app can help young people with autism better engage socially and professionally. MiContact has been integrated into The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s campaign for empathy.
Clara 18, USA
Bridge the Divide is an initiative that seeks to unite students during a time of great divide in both U.S. and global affairs. With ambassadors in 30+ countries, they provide a platform that promotes respectful, productive political conversations among people from diverse backgrounds. Their Converge conference brings together individuals across the political spectrum, with the goal of creating a more profound mindset of political tolerance.
Erin 18, USA
FacePrint is a novel tool to diagnose and monitor Parkinson’s disease. Using early stage facial muscle indicators, it currently boasts an 88% accuracy rate. Requiring only a computer and webcam, FacePrint offers an inexpensive and remote way to detect Parkinson’s disease within milliseconds. Compatible with facial recognition used by companies such as Snapchat and Facebook, FacePrint is a selfie that could save your life.
GODWIN 19, NIGERIA
Godwin is the founder of Defining True Leadership (DTL), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to equip and engage young people living in Ofat, Nigeria with tools to be academically successful and graduate. They hold workshops, lead study groups, connect students to mentors and have built four libraries in schools and the community. DTL has reached more than 12,000 Nigerian students with their programs and awareness campaigns.
Jefferson 19, Kenya
The Eden Horticultural Hub is an agribusiness that works to improve the increasing food insecurity in Kenya. Since there is a low production of tomatoes, an important ingredient in Kenyan households, The Hub uses hydroponic technology to produce tomatoes. So far, they have grown and distributed 2.5 tons of tomatoes to many homes, hospitals and schools.
Leander 17, Germany
Bionic Hands of Hope (BHOH) has developed a brain-controlled, 3D printed bionic robotic hand for amputees. They aim to provide the innovative bionic hands to amputees in underdeveloped countries, and establish Maker Labs in local communities to employ and train workers to produce the hands. BHOH also works to diminish the stigma surrounding people with disabilities and connect amputees.
Maja 18, Australia & Germany
From a young age, Maja believed in the power of art as therapy and self-expression. Now, through her online store and creative community, Heartsi, she is inspiring and empowering others to embrace their creativity all while providing visual art training to vulnerable children in Cambodia.
Mridul 17, India
MeraSMS is a unique, cloud-based platform to improve lives in urban slums and refugee settlements, where the struggle for basic amenities are exacerbated by information gaps and lack of personal documentation. MeraSMS provides maternal care support and financial literacy education, facilitates access to health clinics, and assists families in joining welfare programs. Through crowd mapping, MeraSMS collects real-time data to identify and address specific humanitarian needs.
Neiman 18, USA
Hex Lab is a research and development company developing solutions for environmental and health problems that greatly affect people around the globe. They have created two unprecedented ways to detect multiple chronic and degenerative diseases, and solar panels that can replace fossil fuels and power an entire home or building for 100 years for only $100 USD.