Seven years ago, a trip across the globe inspired a compassionate young girl to set out on a mission to help kids in need.  She made it happen.  Since that trip, Neha Gupta, now 16 years old, of Fairless Hills, Penn., has helped thousands of children through her non-profit organization, Empower Orphans. 

At the age of 9, Neha was volunteering at an orphanage during a trip to India. “I realized that without an education, children there faced bleak futures,” she explains. “The children would tell me how they longed to make something of their lives but were unable to do so, as they did not have the opportunity to gain a sound education.  In my opinion, every child deserves an education, healthcare, and most importantly, hope.”