A recipe for peace in the Middle East
Berlin resident Ciska Jansen created a brand-new cooking class that aims to connect young adults from Israel, Palestine and Germany by focusing on similarities - like food - rather than political difference.
Techno parties for a good cause
Dan had to do something when he learned about the fate of children in Syria. So he co-founded the Berlin-based initiative "It's Bigger Than" which raises funds for victims of global crises by putting on techno parties.
Cleaning up Latvia's coastline
Uldis Mors organizes group expeditions along Latvia's Baltic Sea coast. He hopes to raise awareness about the level of pollution in the sea, and persuade the public that the local marine ecosystem is worth protecting.
Standing up to everyday sexism
Laura was sick and tired of rude comments and inappropriate groping on crowded buses, so the young Londoner started sending a clear message to other women: You don't have to tolerate everyday sexism.
Soccer meets schooling in India's slums
Growing up in a Mumbai slum, Ashok saw how hard it was for many young people to break out of poverty. Now the 24-year-old has launched a soccer program for disadvantaged kids with a focus on education and life skills.
Selfie addict helps others cope with tech overdose
Danny from the UK, 19, recently became the world's first self-confessed "selfie addict." After the problem led to a suicide attempt, he is now helping others cope with technology addiction and mental illness.
LGBT activist promotes respect in Parisian schools
When Gary Roustan visits school classes in Paris, he's the first gay person some of the students have met. As the president of an LGBT organization, he's fighting homophobia - a year after France legalized gay marriage.
Soccer gives refugees in San Diego a chance
Mark from San Diego saw the barriers the young refugees in his city were facing. So he founded an organization that uses soccer to boost their self-confidence, and help them make friends and do better in school.
Somali activist campaigns against female genital mutilation
The practice of cutting the sex organs of young girls, also known as female genital mutilation - or FGM - is still practiced around the world. One Somali woman is campaigning to stop FGM, despite extreme opposition.
Afghan stitchery brings color to Germany, hope back home
Many of the women and children in Afghanistan lack the education to get good jobs and put enough food on the table. One German-Afghan student's plan to help is also making Germany's fashion more colorful.
Soccer mentor gives future stars plan B
Some of the young soccer stars Angelo trains in his spare time go on to become big stars in Germany. For Angelo, though, it's important that they learn to become more than football players.
Chilean architect teaches locals to build sustainable homes
When fires tore through a poor area of Chile, residents were devastated. Now Carolina, a 28-year-old architect, is teaching them to rebuild efficient, sustainable homes that will last for a long time.
Direct democracy via smartphone
Pia in Argentina has helped create an open-source tool that allows people to debate political issues on their mobile phones. It could revolutionize the way people engage with politics - and cast their vote.
Keeping teens off the streets with music
Richmond in California is known for homicides and gang violence. But one young man has found a way to keep teenagers off the streets and out of trouble - using music.
Former fashion designer saves Borneo reefs
"Flik" Finlayson gave up her goal of becoming a fashion designer to do conservation work on a remote island in Borneo. There she replants coral reefs, and says she sees the impact of her work every day.
Seattle mapmaker protects local land
Ben Hughey believes in the power of maps. He's used his GPS and mapmaking skills to help indigenous communities in Ecuador, and now his maps are behind land conservation efforts in Seattle.
Dancing to keep women safe
In Portugal, domestic violence is a big problem that is rarely talked about. Melisa, 27, is changing that. She got Lisbon on its feet to dance for an end to violence against women and girls.
When your mom drinks too much
Imagine coming home from school and finding your mom passed out, surrounded by bottles. For Louise, 24, that was routine. Now her mom is sober and the two are helping other families in Ireland impacted by alcoholism.
Documenting Syria's civil war
More than 2.5 million Syrians have fled their country since the civil war began three years ago. Firas, a refugee who's come to Berlin, is using photography and video footage to raise awareness about the conflict.
Germany's bureaucracy buddy
In Germany, official paperwork like filing for unemployment benefits and signing leases can be complicated. Diana from Cologne gave up a well-paying job to help others navigate German bureaucracy.