You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Variety unveils Power of Youth honorees

Philanthropic initiative recognizes young stars' charitable activities

The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event.

The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York set on Sept. 15, recognizes young entertainers and their charitable efforts with the Power of Youth Philanthropy award.

“Six years into this incredible initiative, we continue to be amazed by the philanthropic leadership of Hollywood’s young entertainers,” said Brian Gott, publisher of Variety. “We’re so proud to once again be shining a spotlight on their extraordinary work and dedication to their respective charities. The goal of all our ‘Power of’ events is to foster our community’s generous spirit and to celebrate how the individuals within the entertainment industry can serve as powerful charitable ambassadors — encouraging their peers and fans around the globe to get involved, give back and make a difference.”

Each honoree has chosen a philanthropic organization to spotlight: Change for the Children Foundation ( Jonas Brothers); the George Lopez Foundation (Hyland); the Water Project (Graham); Make a Wish (Hudgens); Child Help (Sparks) and the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer & Hematology Clinic (Boneta).

The cast of Cartoon Network’s “Level Up” will host the event, which is presented by Cartoon Network and will include a musical perf by Graham.

Variety’s Power of Youth initiative encourages the next generation of entertainers to support philanthropic and humanitarian causes, using their stature to encourage their peers and fans do the same. Power of Youth supporters have included Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Dakota Fanning, Darren Criss, Miranda Cosgrove, Jesse McCartney, Hayden Panettiere, Corbin Bleu, Hillary Duff, Shailene Woodley, Victoria Justice, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld, David Henrie, AnnaLynne McCord, Keke Palmer, Lil Romeo, Jesse Eisenberg, Bow Wow and Angus T. Jones.

Stuart Snyder, president/COO of Turner’s young adults and kids media group added, “Cartoon Network is always looking for ways to support events that highlight the unselfish work being done by today’s youth and those organizations that are making a difference.”

More Music

  • Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie

    Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk to Judge Fox's 'The Four'

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • Sharon Jones Mavis Staples

    Album Review: Sharon Jones' 'Soul of a Woman' and Mavis Staples' 'If All I Was Was Black'

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • Amp 92.3

    Entercom Flips WBMP (Amp 92.3) to Alternative as Alt 92.3 in New York City

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • Chance the Rapper Eminem SNL promo

    Eminem, Leslie Jones Try to Convince Chance the Rapper to Change His Name in 'SNL' Promo

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • Kosha Dillz

    Saying Goodbye to Lil Peep and to Warped Tour; They Could Have Helped Each Other

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z Writes Op-Ed on Meek Mill’s Prison Sentence: ‘Our Justice System Entraps and Harasses Black People’

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

  • homepod-white-shelf

    Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Until Early 2018

    The Jonas Brothers, Vanessa Hudgens, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, “Vampire Diaries” thesp Kat Graham and “90210” and “Rock of Ages” trouper Diego Boneta have been selected as honorees at Variety’s sixth annual Power of Youth event. The block party celebration, to be held on Paramount’s Streets of New York […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content