Transcript of 2023 Awardee Lily Messing Video

2023 Awardee Lily Messing Video


Our generation is not waiting to make change. I started 100 Plus Teens in my local community of Tucson, Arizona. We have donated more than $30,000 locally. I’ve also created 22 chapters across United States and as far as Islamabad, Pakistan. At our quarterly meetings, members donate $25, where we then select a local nonprofit to receive our collective donation.

When we bring together like-minded teens who really wanna make a difference, their community, substantial and meaningful change can be made.

One of our most recent donations was to an organization constructing a tiny home complex for teens exiting the foster care system who would likely be homeless without this complex. We’ve donated to mental health services for children, supplies for homeless youth, and a variety of environmental causes.

Our members are seeing that they can make real change, and these philanthropic values will stay with them for the rest of their lives.