Mo’ne Davis, Jaden Smith, and the Obama girls have been named among Time magazine’s 25 most influential teens of 2014.


“Teens today might have a mixed reputation, but there’s no denying of their influence. They command millions of fans on Twitter and Vine, start companies with funds they raised on Kickstarter, steal scenes on TV’s most popular shows, lead protests with global ramifications, and even win Nobel Peace Prizes,” Time said.

According to the publication, Malia Obama,16, has “emerged as a figure of national interest” and her appearance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Music Festival caused almost as much of a stir as the musicians themselves. Meanwhile, Sasha,13, “has become an icon in her own right: after being photographed in a unicorn sweatshirt, the style sold out at ASOS in a matter of days.”

Mo’Ne Davis, another young female on the list, has become a household name ever since pitching a shutout game in the Little League World Series this past August. The thirteen year old recently appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as one of the best softball players this nation has seen in a while and did we mention that she is only thirteen?!

Jaden Smith was also named among Time magazine’s most influential teens for his many contributions to the entertainment industry. Though he has starred in two major motion pictures and has released several songs, Jaden is perhaps more known now for his Twitter musings. Known Confucius for the Internet age,” Jaden has more than 5 million Twitter followers.

Learn more about Time’s most influential teens here.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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