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- Our Inspiration - 

The injustices to children throughout the world that we have seen have inspired us to create a platform to bring other likeminded kids to help us amplify our power.  We are teens but we are not powerless. We can do this but we need ALL of you. Which one of you has seen these injustices and feels that you also want to activate your visions. Join us!

Our Mission

Our Mission

Through the use of social media, our mission is to empower youth to use their platform to advocate for issues they are passionate about.

Our Vision

To inspire and empower, to educate and share, to spread the stories of teens everywhere.

Our Team

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Felix Howton

Executive Director 

​​Hey Everyone! My name is Felix Howton and I am a senior living in Northern Virginia. Outside of Kids Inspire Difference, I compete in FTC Robotics and Ethics Bowl, am part of student government, and spend every Saturday morning teaching Portuguese to children at my local Brazilian Saturday school. I love hanging out with my friends and family, cooking, reading, and watching TV. Some of the issues I’m really passionate about are LGBTQ+ rights, mental health and expanding opportunities in STEM education.  I’m so excited to be working at KIDS as the Executive Director this year with such an amazing group of people and can’t wait to show you all what we have in store.

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Kyleigh Ing

Writing Director

My name is Kyleigh Ing and I am stepping into the role of Writing Director here at Kids Inspire Difference. I attend high school in Ontario, Canada where I participate in advocacy in my school’s Model United Nations club, debate society and school newspaper. I have many articles published on various blogs so give it a read! I am a young entrepreneur with my own tutoring company hoping to aid learning and education for youth. I read whenever I have a chance and am always looking for new suggestions. I can’t wait to bring some of the issues I’m most passionate about to this community!

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Deven Chhabra

Fundraising Director

My name is Deven Chhabra and I am the fundraising director at Kids Inspire Difference. I am a junior at Phoenix Country Day School, and I enjoy playing basketball, golf, and hanging out with friends. Social justice issues I advocate for are racism and mental health issues.

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Aoun Ali

Community Director

Hello Everyone, this is Aoun from Karachi, Pakistan. I am a high school junior who loves to explore new shows and listen to pop music. When I am not in school, I really love to go to the beach and hang out with my siblings. My experience with youth activism has helped me work on my passion and find amazing bonds with people that share the same interests as me! 

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Wiliam Schreiber

Social Media Director

My name is William Schreiber! I’m a current Senior in high school and the new social media director for KID. I live in Kirkwood, Missouri and am a strong advocate for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights within my community. Outside of KID, I’m an active member of the Mental Health Awareness Committee and president/founder of Student Opportunities Club. I’m also a team co-lead on Work2BeWell’s National Student Advisory Council! I’m super excited to join the KID team this year and make a tangible impact through social media platforms!

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Kayleen Perdana

Marketing Director

Hey all! I’m Kayleen Perdana (she/her), an enthusiastic senior hailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, with a track record of founding educational non-profits and writing for other youth-led platforms—especially narratives related to mental health and equal opportunities in underserved communities. Namely through Selfunmasked, Streetsmartsociety, Culture.ify, and Wellplaybadminton, organizations all geared towards sustainable growth. Teaching financial literacy and language courses to teens at my local special needs centers further reflects my commitment to these passions. You could describe me as another MUN kid who’s an avid fan of analyzing true crime shows, composing songs, and creating butterfly origami! I believe diverse thoughts and the sheer willpower to express them are paramount for community growth, and I aspire to create butterfly effects, by spearheading social initiatives and collaborating with driven young leaders. Starting out as a writer at K.I.D’s, I'm thrilled to return as our marketing director this year!

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Anna Anderson

Graphic Design Director

Hi I'm Anna Marie a bubbly and enthusiastic Filipina individual who loves to create. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Mass Media communications and I'm very passionate about mental health, cultural identity, and community. I love vlogging, content creation, and anything creative that documents captured moments. I believe youth can change the world, empower, and inspire others through storytelling, education, and community. I love adding value, impact, and change, it is what makes me happy.

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Deepal Thalker

Outreach Director

Hi everyone! My name is Deepal, and I am so excited to introduce myself as this year’s Outreach Coordinator for Kids Inspire Difference! I am a junior in high school and I live in Phoenix, Arizona! One of my main passions is my newly founded Phoenix Children’s Hospital Volunteer club! Both volunteering and social activism are important to me, and I am glad that I can use KID as an outlet to express my passion for them!

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Shankar Chawla

Website Director

Hello! My name is Shankar (he/him) and I am a sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona. In my free time, you'll probably find me reading one of the countless non-fiction books that I have yet to finish! I love to explore the realms of cognitive, computer, and engineering science, as well as their intersections with other fields of study. I pursue these interests by collaborating on several student-led STEM projects and participating in various organizations related to my passions. Speaking of, I'm especially passionate about STEM equity, accessibility, and meaningful innovation. Most of all, I'm beyond excited to be serving as KID's Website Director this year!

KID by the Numbers

- collaborated with over 26 organizations

- started 13 initiatives

- raised $8000 during our child abuse campaign 

         - funded 1600 calls for Childhelp

- raised $20,000 total

- 100+ worldwide members

- 217 Instagram posts and 2,700+ followers

We Need Your Support Today!

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