Star of The CW show “The Vampire Diaries,” Nina Dobrev has been named as an honoree for the 7th Annual Power of Youth gathering set for July 27.

The Variety Power of Youth GenerationOn Award recognizes young stars who have made significant contributions to philanthropic or charitable causes.

Dobrev is involved with Free the Children which works to empower youth to be agents of change.

“Celebrating Hollywood’s most influential youth alongside the very people whose lives they’ve impacted is what makes this event so special,” said Variety publisher Michelle Sobrino. “These honorees, in partnership with their individual charities, are igniting change and leading their peers, fans and communities by example. Power of Youth shines a spotlight on these incredible leaders, and hopes to inspire future young entertainers to continue in their footsteps.”

Dobrev retweeted Free the Children as they marked the announcement and thanked her for the support.

Also chosen to be honored at the event are Jake T. Austin, Abigail Breslin, Tyler Posey and Quvenzhané Wallis.


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