When he realized it would cost too much to buy presents for all the children in his local hospital, then-9-year-old Campbell Remess started making teddy bears for them by hand four years ago. His generosity grew into Project 365 by Campbell, and more than 1,200 bears later Remess is auctioning some of his creations to send ill children and their families on vacations. Click through the gallery to learn more about Campbell and the other four 2017 CNN Young Wonders, youth making a positive impact on their communities.
One of nine siblings, Campbell taught himself to sew by trial and error, using patterns he found online. He delivers bears to children in the hospital and sends them to others around the world. His shelves are full of dozens of bears getting ready to go off to the hospital this Christmas.
After visiting a local bookstore that promotes African-American children's literature, Sidney Keys III couldn't believe the wide selection of books reflecting him -- something he noticed was scarce in his school library. To share his love of reading with his peers, Sidney created Books n Bros, a reading club that focuses on African-American culture and literature.
Boys between the ages of 8-12, at a fourth- through sixth-grade reading level, gather once a month to bond and discuss their featured book. Since September, his book club has grown to more than 50 members. The group's "Adopt A Bro" initiative sponsors members who need financial assistance. They also welcome "Big Bros," older mentors who apply to join a meetup and help lead the book conversation.