Youth Impact Report 2012: Power of Youth Honorees
WHO: Since their debut in 2007, the Jonas Bros. have sold more than 20 million units worldwide. The siblings — Kevin, Joe and Nick — have released three albums and received a Grammy nom in 2008. The singing trio also appeared in the Disney Channel’s original movie “Camp Rock” and its sequel “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.” Kevin and his wife, Danielle, star on the E! reality series “Married to Jonas,” while Joe released his debut solo album “FastLife” in 2011 and is serving as a mentor-judge on the CW’s “The Next.” Nick recently gave his final appearance on the Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” They will reunite for a concert Oct. 11 at Radio City Music Hall, their first since the band split up.
WHAT: In 2008, the Jonas Bros. started Change for the Children Foundation to support programs that motivate and inspire youngsters to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. Fans are encouraged to get involved and support causes such as the Special Olympics, D-Vision (which raises awareness of diabetes) and DoSomething.org — one of the largest organizations in the U.S. for teens and social change.
“We believed that young people can make a huge difference in the world around us,” Nick says. “They’re active with their communities, socially aware and always working to give back. We wanted to help our fans and every young person out there understand that they too can work to change the future for the better. And they can do that in so many different ways.”
WHAT’S NEXT: “We have a lot of exciting plans for the rest of 2012 and into 2013, and like always, Change for the Children will be a big part of it.”