Talia Leman was 10 years old when she and friend Anne Royse Ginther reached out to rally youth to aid survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Raising over $10 million, their effort ended up ranking the giving power of U.S. school children with the top five U.S. corporate donors. Wanting to harness that power for other issues, they founded RandomKid, a nonprofit that empowers random kids to solve real problems by uniting with like-minded youth. Under Leman’s leadership RandomKid has mobilized the efforts of 12 million youth from 20 countries providing aid on four continents funding water pumps, building schools, providing medical care, and fostering peace. A former national ambassador for UNICEF, Leman received the National Jefferson Award, World of Children's Founder’s Youth Award ( the "Nobel Prize” for efforts that serve the world’s children), and the International Youth Talent Award from the European Union and the Spanish government of Extremadura.