Kids Change the World (KCTW) founder and Executive Director; Christopher Yao began his philanthropic journey at the age of 10 as a result of what was first seen as a physical impediment, an under jaw bite. He recovered with the help of a doctor and felt motivated to help other children with oral problems more severe than his own. His efforts led to the development of Kids Change the World; one of the world’s largest sustainable youth led and impacted organizations. KCTW works to leverage the power of youth to unite, motivate, and inspire young people around the world to take action in their communities and change the lives of children around the world. Yao's work has earned him a series of prestigious awards, including the President George W. Bush Daily Point of Light Award in 2009 and President Obama's Presidential Volunteer Service Award.