A Slew of Stars Hit Up Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Youth Event!
Some of the young actors who were being honored for their help and work on behalf of many great organization and causes, were Chloe Moretz, Hailee Steinfeld, Darren Criss, Hayden Panettiere, Bailee Madison, Angus T. Jones and Rico Rodriguez. Each honoree gave a brief speech thanking their organization and cause while letting us know more about how we can help. Variety Power of Youth’s goal is to encourage the young entertainers of this generation to help and support humanitarian and charitable causes. With their positions in pop culture they hope to inspire millions of young adults to do the same.
Celebuzz got a chance to speak with Hayden, who was being honored for her work with The Whaleman Foundation, and the 22-year-old actress told us:
“If all life on land would be wiped out it would only be a matter of time before life reemerged from the ocean, but if all life in the ocean was wiped out it would eventually die off.” She also told us “it’s good to show kids that they can give back and they can make a difference.”
Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez told us about his start with the Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times “I really got inspired by the powerful kids there who are fighting for their lives. I just wanted to continue that and I wanted to bring awareness to the cause.”
Many other young stars attended the event such as Kat Graham from Vampire Diaries, who gave us some scoop about a new character soon to be appearing on the show! Some other stars who attended include Desperate Housewives’s Andrea Bowen, Internet sensation Rebecca Black, Modern Family's Nolan Gould, and many more.