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Do Something Awards 2013, Hosted By Sophia Bush, Honored Amazing Young Activists (PHOTOS)

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The 2013 Do Something Awards happened on July 31 in Hollywood. Hosted by Sophia Bush, the event honored the achievements of amazing young people in the non-profit world. A few celebs also won awards for their charity work -- like Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Osborne -- and there were some awesome musical performances, including Sara Bareilles, who performed her latest single "Brave."

Watch in the video above and scroll down for photos from the red carpet.

Here's the list of the 5 youth finalists who each received a $10,000 grant for their incredible work:

  • Daniel Maree (New York, NY) was chosen to receive a grand prize grant of100,000 for starting the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, the movement that brought the Trayvon Martin case to national attention through rallying and petitioning for the arrest of George Zimmerman.
  • Sasha Fisher founded Spark MicroGrants which provides grants to rural poor communities in Rwanda and Uganda to build their own social impact projects such as schools, water wells, and health centers.
  • Lorella Praeli was honored for her work with United We Dream, a national organization dedicated to earning rights for the 11million DREAMers in the U.S.
  • Jillian Mourning founded All We Want is LOVE (Liberation of Victims Everywhere) to educate the public about sex trafficking in the U.S., provide training to those who might come in contact with it, and working to rescue sex trafficking victims
  • Ben Simon started the Food Recovery Network at the University of Maryland, which uses college volunteers who recover leftover food from their dining halls and donate it to local soup kitchens and shelters in their communities.

Are you inspired by their causes? What type of volunteer work are you doing this summer? Sound off in the comments or tweet @huffpostteen!

The show was hosted by DoSomething.org, the country’s largest not-for-profit devoted to young people and social change.

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