12/26/2013 09:46 am ET Updated Dec 26, 2013

These Young People Did Amazing Things In 2013

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology

From Kendrick Johnson to Renisha McBride, too many young black people made headlines this year in the United States for news directly related to a tragedy.

But there were some who did make headlines for good news. These young people made history, overcame obstacles to achieve major goals and worked to champion causes. As the year comes to a close we wanted to highlight some of the ones on our radar.

Positive Young People 2013

Tell us about other young people you know who are doing amazing things in the comments!