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C.J. Duron

Thirteen-year-old CJ Duron is inspiring kids and adults to embrace their identities and is proving that "haters are not worth the time" through his work with AOL and Verizon. He also starred in a campaign for Sephora after being discovered taking make-up classes at his local Sephora Store in Orange County. The two companies named CJ a "lead Gen Z change maker who's reshaping the future for every generation to follow" for what he's doing to support and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community.

CJ is an incredibly inspiring person who is sure to do amazing things — for starters, he changed the dress code in his school district to be one code for all students, rather than one for boys and one for girls, and 26 other schools followed suit. But he also credits having a loving family as something that's kept him going.

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