15 young prodigies who are already changing the world


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Yusra Mardini, 18, is a star swimmer who saved refugee lives.

Some kids aren't just smart, they're superstars.  

These 15 prodigies - all 18 years old or younger - are spending their childhood and teen years making the world a better place. Some use art, some use science, and some use technology. But all of them have big hearts and even bigger ideas. 

Here are their inspiring stories: