Variety Power Of Youth Honors Teen Humanitarians!

The 7th annual Variety Power of Youth event was held this weekend at Universal Studios, Hollywood to honor amazing teen stars! Variety Power Of Youth

The event recognizes some of our favorite young celebrities who are involved in charities and philanthropy, supporting organizations including the Ronald McDonald House, Project Sunshine, Free the Children and more.

"Variety's Power Of Youth Initiative is focused on encouraging top young talent to become involved with philanthropic and humanitarian causes, using their positions in popular culture to motivate others to do the same," according the their website.

Some of our favorite Nickelodeon and Disney stars, including Jennette McCurdy, Kat McNamara, G Hannelius, Blake Michael, and Jake T. Austin were recognized at the event.

We think that they're setting great examples for fans everywhere!

"Celebrating Hollywood's most influential youth alongside the very people whose lives they've impacted is what makes this event so special," according to Michelle Sobrino,Variety's publisher. "These honorees, in partnership with their individual charities, are igniting change and leading their peers, fans and communities by example. Power of Youth shines a spotlight on these incredible leaders, and hopes to inspire future young entertainers to continue in their footsteps."