Heroes Among Us

Nominate a Kid Who Cares!

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PEOPLE wants to tell the stories of extraordinary young people (ages 18 and under) who have gone above and beyond to help others. PEOPLE wants to introduce these heroes to our more than 40 million readers.

To help us decide if your candidate is truly special, start by filling out our online submission form. Feel free to attach a photo if you like, but it's not necessary.

To meet some previous PEOPLE heroes, click here.

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CREDIT: GAIL ALBERT HALABAN; CHRIS MCPHERSON Marisa West (top), who helped provide prom dresses to students affected by Hurricane Katrina, and Daniel Cayce (bottom), who launched and staffed dozens of charitable programs.