TIME magazine annually recognizes 30 teenagers who are contributing to society in unique ways. To determine 2016 list, Time says it looked at “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.” There are no rankings, with the honorees simply organized from youngest to oldest.
Kylie Jenner – 19, Shawn Mendes, Logan Gulleff – 14, Skai Jackson – 14, Maddie Ziegler- 14, Gaten Matarazzo – 14, Sasha Obama – 15 and Malia Obama – 18, Amandla Stenberg – 17, Laurie Hernandez – 16, Gavin Grimm – 17, Sumail Hassan – 17, Zara Larsson – 18, Jaden Smith – 18, and more are among the Most Influential Teens Of 2016, according to Time.
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Barbie Ferreira attends Lexus Lounge At MADE at Milk Studios on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Lexus)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 02: Chloe Grace Moretz arrives at the opening ceremony of the 42nd Deauville American Film Festival on September 2, 2016 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
LILLEHAMMER, NORWAY – FEBRUARY 14: In this handout image supplied by the IOC, Chloe Kim of the United States poses on the medal podium after winning the Ladies’ Snowboard Halfpipe Finals at Oslo Vinterpark Halfpipe during the Winter Youth Olympic Games on February 14, 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway. (Photo by Jon Buckle/IOC via Getty Images)
In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 photo, transgender high school student Gavin Grimm poses in Gloucester, Va. Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male, heads back to Gloucester High School for his senior year as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to intervene in his case that challenges the county school’s policy barring him from using the bathroom of his choice. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: TV Personality Kylie Jenner attends Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ at The Plaza Hotel on September 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
Silver medallist US gymnast Lauren Hernandez poses on the podium of the women’s balance beam event final of the Artistic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 15, 2016. / AFP / Thomas COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
Logan Guleff at The 37th Annual Young Artist Awards held at Sportman’s Lodge on March 13, 2016 in North Hollywood, California, United States (Photo by JC Olivera) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
Jo Cox shooting. Malala Yousafzai addresses the rally in Trafalgar Square, central London to celebrate what would have been the 42nd birthday of the tragic MP Jo Cox . Picture date: Wednesday June 22, 2016. See PA story POLITICS MP. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire URN:26683159
Malia Obama, left, and sister Sasha Obama laugh together as they leave a speech by their father President Barack Obama at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, left, congratulates Rachel Zietz after she was awarded the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award at Venture Hive, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Miami. Venture Hive is an incubator in Miami that is helping business innovators turn their ideas into successful companies. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
LOS ANGELES – SEPTEMBER 30: Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes performs his hit single Treat You Better from his brand new album, Illuminate on The Talk, Friday, September 30, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Bonnie Osborne/CBS via Getty Images)
The swimmer Yusra Mardini is seen during a press conference of the Olympic Refugee Team at the Main Press Centre (MPC) at Olympic Parc Barra before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30. July 2016. Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini of the Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA), who is now based in Berlin (Germany), takes part at the Olympics under the Olympic flag. Photo by: Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images